N.C. Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker Visits Wireless Research Center of North Carolina
The Wireless Research Center of North Carolina and Mayor Vivian Jones of the Town of Wake Forest, welcomed North Carolina Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker on February 4, 2014, as the Secretary toured the facility and discussed economic development impact of the wireless industry. The Wireless Center, which was created as a public asset, facilitates public private partnerships, provides CTIA-certified testing, encourages entrepreneurial endeavors, and is preparing to help address the broadband access needs of rural North Carolina.
“North Carolina can be a center of excellence in wireless and broadband technology,” stated Decker. “There is great opportunity for job growth in wireless, and for that reason it becomes even more critical to increase the reach of broadband into our rural communities. We can level the playing field for all of our citizens, and assure that those in rural areas have equal access to high quality, high speed Internet."
The Secretary’s visit to Wake Forest included a tour of the Wireless Research Center, its new commercialization center and entrepreneurship support hub, and an inside look at its testing facilities – specifically the Satimo 64 test chamber.
“We are honored and excited to have had Sharon Decker tour the Center,” said Gerard Hayes, president and CEO of the Wireless Research Center. “We are anxious to partner with the N.C. Department of Commerce in making North Carolina a thriving state for technical jobs and to ensure digital broadband access to all industry and citizens within our state.”
About Wireless Research Center of North Carolina
Headquartered in and supported by the City of Wake Forest, NC, the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina (WRCNC) is a non-profit organization offering engineering services and testing for wireless communications. Twice awarded the Golden Leaf Foundation grant, WRCNC facilitates entrepreneurial development for wireless-enabled technologies. Its global customer base produces a diverse range of wireless products, from transceivers to medical devices and rural broadband. WRCNC fosters collaboration among industry partners, academic institutions and research organizations, and is a CTIA-certified testing facility. For more information, visit www.wirelesscenter-nc.org.
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Lawrence F. Steffann