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2010-08-18 11:50:00

North Carolina benefits from over $140 million in two rounds of historic funding to MCNC to expand high-speed connectivity through the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Commerce announced today that MCNC, an independent non-profit organization that employs advanced networking technologies and systems to improve learning and collaboration throughout North Carolina's K-20 education...

2010-04-27 06:16:00

MADISON, Wis., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MCNC is connecting K-20 students throughout North Carolina through a pilot partnership with Sonic Foundry, Inc. (Nasdaq: SOFO), the recognized market leader for rich media webcasting and knowledge management. As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, MCNC has increased its service offerings to the educational community of North Carolina by adding Mediasite to the list of cost effective services available on the North Carolina Research...

2010-04-01 13:37:00

KINSTON, N.C., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Golden LEAF Foundation announced today that it has awarded a $24 million grant in order to help secure $78 million in federal funds and leverage other private and public resources to bring broadband fiber to 69 counties across North Carolina. Sixty-seven of the 69 counties are currently underserved or partially underserved for broadband connections. "The expansion of broadband access in rural counties is critical to jobs, economic investment,...

2010-01-20 13:38:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Commerce announced today that MCNC, an independent non-profit organization that employs advanced networking technologies and systems to continuously improve learning and collaboration throughout North Carolina's K-20 education community, has been awarded $28.2 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Broadband Recovery Funds. North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and members of the North Carolina Congressional...

2009-12-04 12:30:00

Connectivity, level of engagement remain critical to North Carolina education, job creation CARY, N.C., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 300 government officials, business leaders, and educators from throughout North Carolina participated in MCNC's 25th Anniversary Community Celebration for the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) on Thursday and Friday at SAS Worldwide Headquarters. Former North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt was a driving force behind the initial...

2009-09-03 17:31:00

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue today announced that MCNC has applied to receive $28.1 million in broadband recovery funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to support fiber acquisition for the North Carolina Research and Education Network (NCREN) in North Carolina. MCNC's application, submitted on Aug. 17 (prior to the Aug. 20 filing deadline) was coordinated through the N. C. Office of Economic Recovery & Investment and...


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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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