What is the future of education and employment in the mountains? Some, like University of Pikeville professor Bruce Parsons, believe it’s technology. The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s (KVEC) new FIREShare podcast interviewed Parsons, and he discussed his efforts at envisioning this technological future with The Holler – a website and physical space geared toward opening […]
Can we build a “Silicon Holler” in central Appalachia? Mountain Tech Media launched in Letcher County on March 14 with plans to help area businesses and organizations maximize their use of computer technology, the Internet and social media. And its a new kind of business – a “social enterprise” structured as a cooperative to build a base of […]
FCC Chair Tom Wheeler speaking in tiny McKee, KY, on working together to ensure that all Americans have access to the potential of broadband.
Amidst talk that new Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin would shelve or seriously reduce the scope of Kentucky Wired, the state-wide high speed Internet network currently in development, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler visited tiny McKee, KY, at the invitation of Rep. Hal Rogers. It is there that Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative, PRTC, has built […]