Did You Know?

NOTABLE Information Technology Related Projects

North Carolina Next Generation Network (NCNGN)

  • DID YOU KNOW that the Town of Carrboro is working with six other municipalities and four leading research universities and supported by local Chambers of Commerce and businesses in the Research Triangle and Piedmont regions to encourage private sector providers to deliver ultra-fast bandwidth at highly affordable prices to ensure our regions and state remain competitive and at the forefront of developing the next-generation applications essential to all sectors of the economy.
  • Please follow this link for further information and to visit the NCNGN web site: http://www.ncngn.net
  • For the most up to date information pertaining to NCNGN - AT&T (AT&T U-verse with GigaPower), please follow this link to a site maintained by AT&T: http://www.att.com/att/gigapowercities
GOOGLE
  • DID YOU KNOW that Google has started early discussions with 34 cities in 9 metro areas around the United States to explore what it would take to bring a new fiber-optic network (Google Fiber) to their community. 
  • North Carolina Cities being considered - Charlotte, Carrboro, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Morrisville, Raleigh.
  • For the most up to date information pertaining to this potential deployment, please follow this link to a site maintained by Google: https://fiber.google.com/newcities
working with others to FULLY LEVERAGE our technical infrastructure and assets
  • DID YOU KNOW that the Town of Carrboro has a fairly extensive advanced fiber-optics based network connecting all Town facilities and covering a fairly substantial area of Carrboro. This fiber-optic network allows the Town to interconnect facilities and emergency services at very high speeds removing the need for costly leased data connectivity. This network infrastructure has paid for itself multiple times over through the years (since 2001).
  • DID YOU KNOW that the Town of Carrboro has entered into Memorandum of Understandings (MOU) with both the Town of Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for fiber-optic infrastructure facilities sharing and knowledge sharing.
    • The purpose of these MOU's is to allow the organizations to interconnect portions of their respective existing fiber-optic cable plant to facilitate network path redundancy and diversity, facilitate interconnection of regional fiber networks for inter-municipality emergency services communications, facilitate long range fiber-optic infrastructure planning, engineering and administration expertise sharing and many other benefits.
FREE PUBLIC Wi-Fi in and Around Carrboro's Downtown area
  • DID YOU KNOW that the Town has deployed and maintains a free public wireless network in Carrboro's downtown area.
  • SSID: TOCWIRELESS.NET
  • Please follow this link for further information http://www.tocwireless.net