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June 25, 2021

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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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The Center and Volta provide Managed Security Services to KCTCS

Cyber-attacks have become a major threat to many institutions and are one of the most prevalent types of crises in higher education. In order to mitigate such attacks, The Center for Rural Development is partnering with Volta to offer Managed Security Services. The partners recently debuted their Managed Security Services when they participated in the […]

The Center provides Certified Fiber Optic Technician (CFOT) training

As the KentuckyWired middle-mile fiber network is nearing completion, The Center for Rural Development is also taking action to support the implementation of last-mile fiber services in Kentucky. The Center sponsored fiber education for last-mile service providers and industry professionals as they prepare for their use of the wholesale services provided by KentuckyWired. Through a […]

The Center anticipates work-from-home jobs made possible by KentuckyWired will help alleviate winter woes

The KentuckyWired fiber project will increase telecommunications capacity which means hundreds of new work-from-home employment opportunities are anticipated. This development will impact winter experiences for many rural Kentuckians.

Spirit of Giving Tree Lighting and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Join us for a FREE community event at The Center. Celebrate the magic of the holidays with a visit from Santa, music by the Pulaski Elementary Chorus and Northern Middle School 8th Grade Choir & more. We also invite you to join us for the evening performance of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas on December 2nd at 7 PM. $5 for children (plus fees) and $8 for adults (plus fees).

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