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January 24, 2019

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Technology Assistance Program (TAP)

The Center for Rural Development has recently launched a new Technology Assistance Program (TAP) to help communities begin asset mapping, perform feasibility studies, and conduct pre-engineering analysis of community fiber projects or other activities that will extend the reach of the KentuckyWired fiber infrastructure. The initiative is funded by grant KY-18984-17 from the Appalachian Regional […]

High-Speed, High-Capacity Fiber Broadband is Providing Opportunity for Towns like London Kentucky

Reliable, affordable, high-speed, high-capacity internet access has now become an essential service for individuals and businesses alike. High-speed internet is now as important as electricity, water and sewer.

Center staff attend Appalachian Region Commission annual conference

The Center for Rural Development staff recently attended the Appalachian Region Commission’s annual conference in Mississippi. The annual gathering brings together economic development leaders and specialists from 13 states to share information and learn about upcoming funding opportunities.   Staff members from The Center for Rural Development recently journeyed to Tupelo Mississippi to participate in […]

The Center for Rural Development Participates in SOAR Summit 18

The Center for Rural Development is laser focused on helping bring high-speed, high-capacity internet service to all of eastern Kentucky.

The Center for Rural Development Provides Broadband Training to County Officials

Representatives from The Center for Rural Development and Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) shared valuable information at a recent KACo broadband training in Frankfort.

Center staff attends 2018 Fiber Connect conference

Lonnie Lawson, President & CEO at The Center   The Center for Rural Development recently attended the 2018 Fiber Connect conference hosted by the Fiber Broadband Association in Nashville, Tennessee. The conference amassed industry leaders from across the United States and the world to share ideas, skills and resources. The conference was an important opportunity […]

Technology event hosted at The Center

The Center for Rural Development recently co-sponsored a technology event in conjunction with the East Region Association of Technology Coordinators (ERATC). The event brought together several Eastern Kentucky school districts to focus on enhancing the integration of technology into the educational process. The effort aims to impact school curriculum, staff development and community relations. While […]

Center staff attends TVC National Summit

The Center for Rural Development recently attended the Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC) National Summit

Fiber-Optic Cables installed at The Center

KentuckyWired contractors drill an underground pathway for fiber-optic cables at The Center for Rural Development, bringing the fiber into The Center’s Network Operations Center (NOC). When completed, the NOC will serve as the KentuckyWired digital gateway into Eastern Kentucky. The Center, a non-profit organization located in Somerset, Ky., has partnered with the Commonwealth of Kentucky […]

KentuckyWired: Making progress

The Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) installed a “hut” next to Maysville Community and Technical College on December 14, 2017. 

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