Innovators and entrepreneurs from across the state gathered in Pikeville on Monday for the 3rd annual SOAR Innovation Summit, which focused on areas such as leadership development and broadband expansion.
The Center for Rural Development—a regional leader in technology—is leading the efforts to bring reliable, high-speed Internet to Eastern Kentucky. U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05), Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO of The Center, and other area leaders met with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler on a recent trip to McKee and Hazard […]
Officials with The Center for Rural Development recently met with regional leaders in Eastern Kentucky to discuss a feasibility study for the broadband expansion in Promise Zone counties. Lonnie Lawson, CEO and President of The Center, and Larry Combs, broadband implementation manager for The Center, joined fiscal court members from seven Kentucky counties as well […]
At The Center for Rural Development, we can back up your data, store it securely off site, and have it readily available should it be needed for recovery for any disaster – big or small.
Infinera Express, a high-tech mobile demo lab, is coming to The Center for Rural Development for a tour and onsite demonstration.
As a long-time technology leader in the region, The Center for Rural Development is proud to be part of a project that is bringing reliable, high-speed Internet to every county of the state. The Kentucky Wired I-Way broadband network, which was launched in Eastern Kentucky on Aug. 31, will bring high-speed Internet connectivity to every corner of the Commonwealth. […]
Construction on a high-speed Internet service network is expected to start this August in Eastern Kentucky and then spread throughout the state. Macquarie Capital, an Australian company, is heading a group of companies to design and build the fiber optic network. Macquarie will operate the system over a 30-year contract, but the state of Kentucky […]
Utilizing the latest advances in technology, The Center for Rural Development is your state-of-the art technology hub for Southern and Eastern Kentucky. Crystal-clear, high definition videoconferencing is available throughout the building and can be accessed from the five modular Ballrooms, two spacious Exhibit Halls, 760-seat state-of-the-art theatre, training room and board rooms. Whether you’re a […]
Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers and Governor Steve Beshear have announced plans for the Next Generation Kentucky Information Highway project, providing critically needed high-speed broadband Internet access to the Commonwealth. The project is estimated to cost $100 million, and could take up to three years to build nearly 3,000 miles of fiber infrastructure, which is often […]
Thanks to a series of FREE school safety training videos made available by the Small, Rural, Tribal and Border Regional Center (SRTB-RC), rural first responders across the United States are receiving the training they need to know how to prepare for and respond to an active shooter incident.