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June 21, 2018

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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 […]

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 […]

Announcing Broadband Workshop 103

Register now for Broadband Workshop 103 on Nov 14 in Hazard

Join us for BroadBand Workshop 102

Register now for Broadband Workshop 102 on August 31 in Morehead

Broadband workshop draws large crowd

Nearly 100 community leaders and elected officials in Southern and Eastern Kentucky attended the first Broadband and Your Community Workshop 101: Getting Started on Thursday, June 29, at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset.

Moving Eastern KY Forward with Broadband initiative finalists announced

The promise of accessible, high-speed broadband is motivating communities in Eastern Kentucky to come up with creative, innovative projects that will move Kentucky forward and create training and employment opportunities in a 21st Century digital economy.

Eastern Kentucky business succeeding globally through high speed broadband connectivity

High-speed internet access and reliable connectivity will equip businesses to compete globally and could increase economic opportunities for communities in Eastern Kentucky.

SOAR Exec Board receives broadband progress report

Members of the SOAR (Shaping Our Appalachian Region) Executive Board recently heard progress reports from representatives of SOAR’s working groups on key projects identified in a regional blueprint for economic growth. U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05), co-chairman of SOAR, was joined by Executive Cabinet Secretary Scott Brinkman, filling in for Gov. Matt Bevin, at […]

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TechHire program graduates first class

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

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