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ERC Broadband

ERC Broadband


Tech Members with NC HQ Telecom


The Education & Research Consortium of the Western Carolinas, Inc. (ERC or ERC Broadband) is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves western North Carolina as a middle mile network and data center providing broadband Internet access (and more) to our customers. Based in Asheville, the ERC network spans from Franklin to Sparta, and the ERC serves four primary groups: Education, Healthcare, Government Services, and Economic Development. The ERC team also serves as technology advocates for the region. In addition, the ERC is also a partner to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Organization (NOAA), the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), and the National Weather Service (NWS) by being a top tier provider of NEXRAD weather data for the country as well as by supporting NCDC as a wide-area networking partner.


Hunter Goosmann
Executive Director

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