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November 21, 2019

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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.

The Center is helping expand the reach of KentuckyWired with our Technology Assistance Program (TAP)

The Center is helping communities explore ways to become “fiber ready” following Governor Matt Bevin and U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers’ recent announcement that a major milestone achievement has been reached for KentuckyWired.

Technology event hosted at The Center for Rural Development

East Region Association of Technology Coordinators (ERATC) President, Neil Arnett introduces The Center’s Broadband Implementation Manager, Larry Combs at the recent ERATC conference, where Combs discussed The Center’s Technology Assistance Program (TAP) grant funding.   The Center for Rural Development recently co-sponsored a technology event in conjunction with the East Region Association of Technology Coordinators […]

Broadband and Barbecue: Connecting Rural Communities

Our Broadband and Barbecue event was great networking opportunity for many Southern and Eastern Kentuckians who came together to discuss the future of broadband in the state.

Broadband & Barbecue: Continuing Education Credit Hours Available and Full Agenda

This event qualifies for 4 continuing education credit hours through the Kentucky Department for Local Government County Officials Training Program. Registration is FREE. Broadband & Barbecue Connecting Rural Communities Thursday, June 6th 10 a.m – 3 p.m. EDT Hazard Community and Technical College First Federal Center, Room: 123A One Community College Drive Highway 15 South Hazard, KY […]

Broadband & Barbecue Agenda: What’s On Our Plate

Broadband & Barbecue Connecting Rural Communities Thursday, June 6th 10 a.m – 3 p.m. EDT Hazard Community and Technical College First Federal Center One Community College Drive Hazard, KY 41701 Highway 15 South Register at https://conta.cc/2Zj9uKI Agenda: What’s On Our Plate USE – How to leverage connectivity to grow your local economy ACCESS – How to improve […]

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