9 episodes

MCNC's Community Connect is a podcast where leaders and innovators regularly meet to discuss some of today’s hottest technology topics and trends. Each episode is aimed to inspire fresh ideas and to have important conversations around technology’s increasing role in economic development, digital equity and inclusion, broadband infrastructure, cybersecurity, and more.

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MCNC's Community Connect is a podcast where leaders and innovators regularly meet to discuss some of today’s hottest technology topics and trends. Each episode is aimed to inspire fresh ideas and to have important conversations around technology’s increasing role in economic development, digital equity and inclusion, broadband infrastructure, cybersecurity, and more.

    Looking Back, Looking Forward with MCNC Senior Leadership 2023

    Looking Back, Looking Forward with MCNC Senior Leadership 2023

    For a dozen years, MCNC has highlighted a 12 broadband-related stories throughout December tocreate the 12 Days of Broadband. For the final day of this year's campaign, we are pleased to shareinsights from the entire MCNC Senior Leadership Team via a podcast as they look back at thesuccesses of this year and look forward to an exciting year in 2024.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    MCNC’s HERO Project reinforces our commitment to the betterment of North Carolina

    MCNC’s HERO Project reinforces our commitment to the betterment of North Carolina

    On the latest MCNC Community Connect podcast, MCNC President and CEO Tracy Doaks is joined by MCNC Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Tommy Jacobson to discuss the exciting new HERO Project. 
    The lack of high-speed Internet and technology for many in North Carolina, particularly in rural areas, has deep social and economic consequences. Over the next few months, you’ll be seeing and hearing a lot about the HERO Project, and this latest podcast helps to paint the bigger picture of what it is we’re working on, the significance of it, and how you might be able to get involved.

    • 32 min
    Building Digital Freedom One Community At A Time

    Building Digital Freedom One Community At A Time

    On the latest episode of MCNC's Community Connect podcast, MCNC President and CEO Tracy Doaks is joined by Jeremy Collins, founder and president of Providence Omnistructure.  
    Listen as Tracy and Jeremy discuss Providence’s social enterprise model in Williamston as a way to build an innovation corridor to surrounding areas in Eastern North Carolina. This important work includes boosting broadband access and connectivity, supporting digital literacy and skills, and servicing important community anchor institutions in these communities.

    • 51 min
    Looking Back, Looking Forward with MCNC Senior Leadership 2022

    Looking Back, Looking Forward with MCNC Senior Leadership 2022

    Tracy Doaks, Tommy Jacobson, and the rest of MCNC's Senior Leadership Team reflect on the past year of growth for MCNC and look ahead to the future of broadband in North Carolina. 

    • 50 min
    Sync Up! How High-Speed Tech Helps Develop People to Their Full Potential

    Sync Up! How High-Speed Tech Helps Develop People to Their Full Potential

    On this epsiode, MCNC President & CEO Tracy Doaks is joined by two experts working to bring digital equity and inclusion to Winston Salem and surrounding Forsyth County: Lakisha Jordan, executive director of WinstonNet, and Layla Garms, the Equity in Education program officer at The Winston-Salem Foundation.
     
    Listen as Tracy, Lakisha, and Layla provide insight into the socio-economic barriers to internet access in Forsyth County, discuss the work being done to bridge the digital divide there, and explain how funding and support for digital equity programs give voices to communities around the state and the nation. 
     
     

    • 47 min
    Cyberthreats & Cybersecurity in the Classroom

    Cyberthreats & Cybersecurity in the Classroom

    In this episode, MCNC President and CEO Tracy Doaks sits down with members of the MCNC Vital Cyber and K12 teams to examine cybersecurity in education, why it has become a hot target for criminals, and how institutions and staff can maximize resources to mitigate the growing number of attacks and threats increasing almost daily. 

    • 1 hr

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