The Land of Sky Regional Council has released a Request for Negotiation (RFN) for advanced #broadband services. The project is named the “West Next Generation Network” or WestNGN. The RFN can be viewed, downloaded, and/or printed HERE.
The above link also includes specifications and instructions for responding to the RFN. Additional information can be obtained at the Land of Sky Regional Council offices located at 339 New Leicester Hwy, Suite 140, Asheville, NC 28806.
It is with sadness that we share the news that a former ERC employee has passed away. Max Lennon, who worked with the ERC until 2004 and then started the partner organization Education & Research Services (also nonprofit) where he served as President, died Tuesday, November 29, 2016.
The ERC offers its deepest condolences to his family.
His funeral will be Monday, December 5, 2016, at 11:00 a.m., at Asheville First Baptist Church.
Blue Ridge Now also covers the WestNGN effort. See the article HERE.
The Smoky Mountain News covers WestNGN (a project the ERC is heavily engaged in). Check out the article HERE.
“As the number of digital devices and demand for high-speed internet grows for individuals and businesses, the question of how to achieve greater reach continues to be asked. The answer, while not easy, appears to be emerging in partnerships and unique efforts throughout Western North Carolina.”
Getting the Internet to everyone in WNC (links to Asheville Citizen-Times)