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.

Can Elk Help Build East Kentucky Economy?

In 1997, seven elk were released within eastern Kentucky’s 16 county Elk Restoration Zone, an area that includes Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Perry, Pike, and Whitley counties.  Since then, the elk have thrived and Kentucky now has the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi River […]