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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 […]

KentuckyWired: Making progress

The Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) installed a “hut” next to Maysville Community and Technical College on December 14, 2017. 

Second broadband workshop in Morehead attended by community leaders

Community leaders and elected officials from Southern and Eastern Kentucky attended the second “Broadband and Your Community Workshop 102: A Closer Look” on August 31st at the Morehead Conference Center in Morehead, KY. The workshop was sponsored by The Center for Rural Development through an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grant. The event featured leaders from […]

Lawson joins broadband panel at SOAR SUMMIT

The fourth annual Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Summit took place on August 4, 2017 in Pikeville at the East Kentucky Expo Center. The Summit included a panel discussion on “Broadband and the Digital Economy” in support of Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers’ (KY-05) vision to bring high speed, high capacity broadband to Eastern Kentucky. Lonnie […]

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

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).

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