PRTC GM Keith Gabbard: We Are Gigabit Counties!

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.

EKCEP Director Jeff Whitehead: Connectivity = Jobs

On Feb. 2, 2016, Jeff Whitehead, Executive Director of the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), spoke about the job impact that the gigabit-speed fiber-optic network built by Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative (PRTC) is having in rural Jackson and Owsley Counties.

Will KY I-WAY Reach My Way?

On Aug 31rst, a kickoff was held in Hazard for Kentucky WIRED, or the “KY I-Way” as Rep. Hal Rogers likes to call it. Access to reliable and affordable high speed Internet is a problem for many residents and businesses throughout central Appalachia. Kentucky, in fact, ranks near the bottom in the nation in average […]

TeleworksUSA: Connecting People & Jobs

Did you know that there are over 700 job openings listed at TeleworksUSA ? This program, formerly Kentucky Teleworks, is run by Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP) in Hazard. TeleworksUSA connects people with opportunities to work from home here in the Appalachian Mountains, no matter where their employer might be. WMMT attended an open house to […]