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April 7, 2020

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Enjoy Southern Circuit’s Independent Films from Home

The Center for Rural Development encourages you to stay connected to the Arts while staying “healthy at home.” Enjoy Southern Circuit’s Independent Films from the safety and comfort of your home. Stream four films, followed by conversations with the filmmakers, during the month of April. You can view these powerful, independent films every Monday during […]

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The Center for Rural Development’s Marketing One-Stop-Shop provides affordable marketing and advertising services to regional, small and startup businesses.

A Message from President & CEO Lonnie Lawson

The Center for Rural Development’s COVID19 Emergency Preparedness Plan to Protect Employees and Guests The Center for Rural Development is functioning with a reduced workforce and maintaining operations. On Monday, March 16, Governor Beshear declared a State of Emergency and directed all non-essential facilities to close effective 5:00 pm on March 18, 2020. Therefore, all […]

Locals Attend Fiber Broadband Meeting in Slade, KY

The Slade fiber project is the first non-state last-mile project that will be initiated because of KentuckyWired. The cable that has been run to the state park provides ETT with plant facilities lash the additional fiber cable for this project. Small projects such as this will serve as the testbed for further fiber broadband expansions not only in this area, but also projects such as this all across Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

The Center’s Connectivity Chronicles: New Frontier Outfitters

Evidence shows that broadband connectivity results in business retention, growth, and attraction, while also helping people earn additional income. Having accessible and affordable broadband services creates a more favorable environment for cultivating commercial opportunities. Broadband is an important component in making a community an attractive place to live, helping stem the population loss that many rural communities are experiencing, and stabilizing the tax base. With the completion of the construction phase of KentuckyWired in Eastern Kentucky, plentiful opportunities lie ahead for rural residents. One example of a business that is already making use of internet connectivity in order to grow is Morehead-based clothing brand, New Frontier Outfitters.

The Center Insider Issue 2.4 – Winter 2019-2020 Technology Edition

The latest issue of The Center Insider is ready for review! This issue includes: RDPC Online Courses Host Your Next Event at The Center Marketing One-Stop-Shop Work-From-Home KentuckyWired Update Homework Gap CenterLinks Access Nodes Managed Security Services The Center of Fiber Connectivity Data Center Specifications Training Upcoming Events Youth Programs Application Information

The Center Educates Certified Fiber Optic Technicians to Advance the Region

Now that the construction phase of the KentuckyWired project is complete in Eastern Kentucky, citizens are eager to see broadband improvements. However, it is important to understand that the completion of the middle-mile is only the beginning of the process. The KentuckyWired initiative serves as the middle-mile access point to high-speed internet. From there it […]

Grammy Award winning artist Ronda Vincent & The Rage

Rhonda Vincent & The Rage

Grammy Award winning bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent and her band, The Rage, are back for another exciting show.

The Center’s Connectivity Chronicles: Ridgenet

Some local ISPs have already begun focusing on the needs of rural communities. One example is Ridgenet, a wireless communication and technology company based out of Science Hill.

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