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May 15, 2021

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Initiatives to Improve Broadband Across Kentucky

Kentuckians are utilizing technology more than ever as we turn to virtual methods of interacting with others in our daily lives. As our need for internet connectivity grows it is reassuring to know there are many exciting initiatives that are in motion to improve broadband across the state. During the recent 2020 SOAR Summit, a […]

The Center Hires Consultants to Enable Broadband Expansion in Southern and Eastern Kentucky

Over the decades The Center for Rural Development has demonstrated a track record of driving technology. In fact, The Center is actively working to promote and advance high-speed high-capacity broadband throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky. As the statewide KentuckyWired fiber middle-mile nears completion, The Center is dedicated to helping communities explore ways to become “last-mile […]

Fiber Internet is Now Live at the Slade Welcome Center

As 2020 unfolds it is becoming more apparent than ever that reliable, affordable internet access is an essential service for individuals and businesses alike. Dependable high-speed, high-capacity internet has become a necessity much like electricity, water and sewer. For many years Kentucky has been at or near the bottom of national and international rankings for […]

The Center Insider Issue 3.1 – Spring 2020 Bridal Edition

The latest issue of The Center Insider is ready for review! This issue includes: Have Your Wedding Plans Been Disrupted? Wedding Questions Livestream Your Wedding at The Center Minimonies & Microweddings Wedding Stationery Wedding Catering Accommodation Considerations Front-Desk / Help-Desk Training Rogers Scholars Alum Joins NASA The Center’s Connectivity Chronicles Marketing One-Stop-Shop RDPC Train Virtually

The Center is Championing a Telehealth Program

The Center for Rural Development is championing a program to promote the use and enable the expansion of telehealth in Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

Locals Attend Fiber Broadband Meeting in Slade, KY

The Slade fiber project is the first non-state last-mile project that will be initiated because of KentuckyWired. The cable that has been run to the state park provides ETT with plant facilities lash the additional fiber cable for this project. Small projects such as this will serve as the testbed for further fiber broadband expansions not only in this area, but also projects such as this all across Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

The Center’s Connectivity Chronicles: New Frontier Outfitters

Evidence shows that broadband connectivity results in business retention, growth, and attraction, while also helping people earn additional income. Having accessible and affordable broadband services creates a more favorable environment for cultivating commercial opportunities. Broadband is an important component in making a community an attractive place to live, helping stem the population loss that many rural communities are experiencing, and stabilizing the tax base. With the completion of the construction phase of KentuckyWired in Eastern Kentucky, plentiful opportunities lie ahead for rural residents. One example of a business that is already making use of internet connectivity in order to grow is Morehead-based clothing brand, New Frontier Outfitters.

The Center Insider Issue 2.4 – Winter 2019-2020 Technology Edition

The latest issue of The Center Insider is ready for review! This issue includes: RDPC Online Courses Host Your Next Event at The Center Marketing One-Stop-Shop Work-From-Home KentuckyWired Update Homework Gap CenterLinks Access Nodes Managed Security Services The Center of Fiber Connectivity Data Center Specifications Training Upcoming Events Youth Programs Application Information

The Center Educates Certified Fiber Optic Technicians to Advance the Region

Now that the construction phase of the KentuckyWired project is complete in Eastern Kentucky, citizens are eager to see broadband improvements. However, it is important to understand that the completion of the middle-mile is only the beginning of the process. The KentuckyWired initiative serves as the middle-mile access point to high-speed internet. From there it […]

The Center’s Connectivity Chronicles: Ridgenet

Some local ISPs have already begun focusing on the needs of rural communities. One example is Ridgenet, a wireless communication and technology company based out of Science Hill.

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