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 […]
Keith Gabbard, CEO and General Manager of Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative, describes the PRTC service area – poor and rural Jackson and Owsley Counties in east Kentucky – and the company’s investment in high-speed fiber optic Internet to improve the community’s economy and quality of life.