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October 23, 2017

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TechHire program graduates first class

Big Sandy Community & Technical College graduates 35 Eastern Kentucky students through inaugural TechHire program

Leading broadband efforts

The Center for Rural Development will help lead the Southern and Eastern Kentucky portion of this project in partnership with the Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA).

SOAR Summit Showcases Kentucky Entrepreneurs, Innovators

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.

Leading the broadband effort

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 […]

Broadband feasibility study

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 […]

Disaster recovery services

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.

Technology on wheels

Infinera Express, a high-tech mobile demo lab, is coming to The Center for Rural Development for a tour and onsite demonstration.

Partners on broadband project

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. […]

Broadband project on track

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 […]

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