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September 26, 2022

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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.

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 […]

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.

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