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October 25, 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 […]

SOAR to host virtual Startup Appalachia Pitch Competition in Somerset on August 4

Six regional competitions will lead to Grand Finale and $5,000 prize

Gov. Bevin, Congressman Rogers Announce Completion of Eastern Kentucky Rings of KentuckyWired Project

Speaking at the SOAR Summit in Pikeville, Gov. Matt Bevin and Congressman Hal Rogers announced completion of the construction phase of the KentuckyWired project in Eastern Kentucky.

Discussions from Broadband and Barbecue: Connecting Rural Communities

The Center for Rural Development recently brought together community leaders from Southern and Eastern Kentucky for an informative broadband workshop in Hazard, KY. The event, dubbed “Broadband and Barbecue: Connecting Rural Communities”, served as a platform for discussion about the future of broadband in the state.

Broadband and Barbecue: Connecting Rural Communities

Our Broadband and Barbecue event was great networking opportunity for many Southern and Eastern Kentuckians who came together to discuss the future of broadband in the state.

Broadband & Barbecue: Continuing Education Credit Hours Available and Full Agenda

This event qualifies for 4 continuing education credit hours through the Kentucky Department for Local Government County Officials Training Program. Registration is FREE. Broadband & Barbecue Connecting Rural Communities Thursday, June 6th 10 a.m – 3 p.m. EDT Hazard Community and Technical College First Federal Center, Room: 123A One Community College Drive Highway 15 South Hazard, KY […]

Broadband & Barbecue Agenda: What’s On Our Plate

Broadband & Barbecue Connecting Rural Communities Thursday, June 6th 10 a.m – 3 p.m. EDT Hazard Community and Technical College First Federal Center One Community College Drive Hazard, KY 41701 Highway 15 South Register at https://conta.cc/2Zj9uKI Agenda: What’s On Our Plate USE – How to leverage connectivity to grow your local economy ACCESS – How to improve […]

Broadband & Barbecue: Connecting Rural Communities

Broadband & Barbecue Connecting Rural Communities Thursday, June 6th 10 a.m – 3 p.m. EDT Hazard Community and Technical College First Federal Center One Community College Drive Hazard, KY 41701 Register at https://conta.cc/2Zj9uKI Please join us for an informative day of learning about the future of broadband in Eastern Kentucky. KentuckyWired: Update The Center: Technology Assistance […]

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.

SOAR Summit Showcases Kentucky Entrepreneurs, Innovators

Innovators and entrepreneurs from across the state gathered in Pikeville on Monday for the 3rd annual SOAR Innovation Summit, which focused on areas such as leadership development and broadband expansion.

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