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Joe Freddoso testifies before House Committee PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bruce Dillard   
Wednesday, 06 March 2013 12:43

Washington, DC (March 6, 2013) -  MCNC’s Joe Freddoso testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology  to answer the question, “Is the Broadband Stimulus Working?”. During his testimony, Mr. Freddoso emphatically pointed out how MCNC's successful deployment of BTOP stimulus-funded fiber-optic cable benefits North Carolina. More information can be found at https://www.mcnc.org/btop/progress/reports.

The ERC is a subrecipient to MCNC for its BTOP stimulus effort. The ERC also partners with MCNC to support its mission as well as the State's broadband and technology-related goals across western North Carolina.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 March 2013 13:07 )
FCC Targets 19 Million Rural Americans PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bruce Dillard   
Thursday, 02 August 2012 07:19

Asheville, NC (August 2, 2012) -- The FCC is reforming the Universal Service Fund (USF) into the Connect America Fund to focus on broadband. This is a recognition that broadband has become a necessity for American families. The goal is to expand high speed Internet to millions of consumers across the country. This effort will be rolled out in multiple phases. In the first phase, The Fund is targeting 13 census blocks in North Carolina. http://wraltechwire.com/business/tech_wire/news/blogpost/11368829/

ERC's Executive Director affirmed as an Asheville Chamber of Commerce Board Member PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bruce Dillard   
Monday, 02 July 2012 08:09

Asheville, NC (July 02, 2012) -- ERC’s Executive Director, Hunter Goosmann, was affirmed as an Asheville Chamber of Commerce Board member on Friday. Goosmann is a committed community advocate who serves on this and other area Boards of Directors, including the North Carolina Technology Association, Meet the Geeks, and the Bob Moog Foundation. For more information, here

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 July 2012 14:54 )
ERC Board Member wins the People's Choice award at the "Full Steam Ahead Awards" PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bruce Dillard   
Thursday, 24 May 2012 08:05

Asheville, NC - May 25, 2012Tolle Accepting awardIt was announced last night that ERC Board Member Troy Tolle won the WRAL People’s Choice award at the “Full Steam Ahead Awards”. Troy Tolle received the award in Durham as part of WRAL Tech Wire’s 10th anniversary celebration. Congratulations to Asheville’s  Troy Tolle for this honor. For more on the story, click here



Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 July 2012 13:22 )
MCNC finishes first phase of Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative PDF Print E-mail
Written by Bruce Dillard   
Friday, 27 April 2012 10:05

Raleigh, NC (April 27, 2012) - MCNC announced today that the first round of the Golden LEAF Rural Broadband Initiative (GLRBI) is complete. This is an incredible accomplishment for the MCNC and the State, and the ERC congratulates them on this success. As a subrecipient to MCNC in the second round of the GLRBI, the ERC is happy to be a partner and participant in this groundbreaking effort. The resulting infrastructure will aide local communities and the State advance its educational, governmental, healthcare, and economic development goals. To read the entire story, click here.

Last Updated ( Friday, 27 April 2012 10:16 )

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