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May 18, 2021

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Kentucky Broadband Initiative: Internet Speed Test

Kentucky Launches Free Statewide Wi-Fi Speed Test to Better Connect People to School, Business and Government Services Go to ewdc.ky.gov/Initiatives/Pages/KBI.aspx to participate Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman recently announced the launch of the Kentucky Broadband Speed Test, a crowd-sourcing project that will gather data from Kentuckians needed to expand internet home access for distance learning, telework […]

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 […]

The Center Finishes Harlan County Broadband Speed Test to Determine Usability for Purpose

The Center for Rural Development recently completed a broadband speed test in Harlan County and the data collected will be used to document the areas of need where many citizens may have little to no access to reliable and affordable internet. The Center worked with GEO Partners, LLC to provide the speed test in an […]

Harlan County Broadband Internet Speed Test Information

Harlan County residents click here to take the one-minute broadband speed test.

Indoor and Outdoor Space Rentals to Meet Your Business and Event Needs

Your guests can still enjoy sitting together with their friends in a fun, safe environment at The Center for Rural Development. We realize these are difficult and challenging times and we are taking additional steps to ensure the health and safety of everyone who rents space in our facility. We offer both indoor and outdoor space rentals […]

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 […]

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

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.

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