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October 16, 2019

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G&W Construction Milestone On KentuckyWired Project

G&W Construction hit a monumental milestone March 19, 2019 on the KentuckyWired project by installing over 1,000,000 ft of Fiber.

Broadband ReConnect Workshops: Continuing Education Credits

These events qualify for continuing education credits through the Kentucky Department for Local Government County Officials Training Program.
Prestonsburg = 6 credit hours
Mayfield = 5 credit hours

Broadband ReConnect Workshops: Meet the Speakers

Meet the Speakers   Kenneth Kuchno Assistant Deputy Administrator, Rural Utilities Service Mr. Kuchno is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1980. Mr. Kuchno started his career with the Rural Electrification Administration (now Rural Utilities Service) directly after graduating from Penn State in […]

Broadband ReConnect Workshops: Agenda

You are invited to attend the upcoming Broadband ReConnect Workshops. Two free workshops will be held near the end of this month. The first will take place on Tuesday, March 26th, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT, at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, KY, for interested parties in Eastern Kentucky. The second workshop will be […]

Broadband ReConnect Workshops: Preliminary Agenda

Does your Community need true high speed broadband? Do you want to learn more about USDA’s new $600 million Broadband Grant/Loan program, ReConnect? Meet Mr. Ken Kuchno, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Telecommunication at USDA! The man who literally wrote the rules for the ReConnect Program is coming to Kentucky from Washington DC. You can’t get a more accurate source […]

ReConnect Workshops: Save the Dates

Please joins us for an informative day of learning about the new $600 Million USDA ReConnect Broadband Loan and Grant Program as well as the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program and Community Connect Grant Program. Also learn about The Center’s efforts to bring broadband access to Eastern Kentucky through it’s Technology Assistance Program. Registration […]

The Center for Rural Development uses technology to promote economic development

In order to promote the success of local businesses, the Chamber provides an outstanding website that fosters networking and offers valuable online resources. The Center’s Marketing One-Stop-Shop team designed and manages the website tailored to the Chamber’s specific needs.

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 […]

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