Broadband Basics for Rural Region

The debate about an open Internet, sometimes called “Net Neutrality,” and what the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will decide is a hot topic right now. But because Internet access and affordability issues of all kinds affect how well our rural communities fare now and in the future, the Central Appalachia Regional Network (CARN) created some easy […]

Connection Lost – Appalachian Youths’ Perspectives on Broadband

This past August, Appalshop’s youth media project, the Appalachian Media Institute (AMI), hosted a month-long digital citizenship lab that explored the realities of limited broadband access in the coalfields, and the obstacles people here face because of our lack of high-speed Internet availability.  The following is a radio adaptation of the pieces produced by Brandon […]

Keeping Up with the Digital Revolution

Despite public and private efforts to increase high speed Internet access in central Appalachian states, too many communities still face enormous barriers to full participation in today’s online world. But one dedicated group of people from across the region are working together to change that. The Central Appalachia Regional Network, or CARN, recently released a […]

The Future of Landline Service in Kentucky

The future of landline phone service in Kentucky is once again up for debate in the state legislature. On Thursday, February 14 Senate Bill 88 passed out of the senate in a 24-13 vote. The bill will now move to a house committee for review.Titled the New Economy Communications Act by bill proponents – Senate […]