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April 5, 2020

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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 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 […]

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.

The Center and Volta provide Managed Security Services to KCTCS

Cyber-attacks have become a major threat to many institutions and are one of the most prevalent types of crises in higher education. In order to mitigate such attacks, The Center for Rural Development is partnering with Volta to offer Managed Security Services. The partners recently debuted their Managed Security Services when they participated in the […]

The Center provides Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) training

As the KentuckyWired middle-mile fiber network is nearing completion, The Center for Rural Development is also taking action to support the implementation of last-mile fiber services in Kentucky. The Center sponsored fiber education for last-mile service providers and industry professionals as they prepare for their use of the wholesale services provided by KentuckyWired. Through a […]

The Center anticipates work-from-home jobs made possible by KentuckyWired will help alleviate winter woes

The KentuckyWired fiber project will increase telecommunications capacity which means hundreds of new work-from-home employment opportunities are anticipated. This development will impact winter experiences for many rural Kentuckians.

High-Speed, High-Capacity Fiber Broadband Creates Job Opportunities for Kentuckians in Rural Areas

Owsley county resident Mellisa Suntken utilizes access to reliable high-speed, high-capacity internet to teach English to students in China, and make a dependable income right from home.

Gov. Bevin, Congressman Rogers Announce Completion of Eastern Kentucky Rings of KentuckyWired Project

Speaking at the SOAR Summit in Pikeville, Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers announced completion of the construction phase of the KentuckyWired project in Eastern Kentucky.

Discussions from Broadband and Barbecue: Connecting Rural Communities

The Center for Rural Development recently brought together community leaders from Southern and Eastern Kentucky for an informative broadband workshop in Hazard, KY. The event, dubbed “Broadband and Barbecue: Connecting Rural Communities”, served as a platform for discussion about the future of broadband in the state.

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