It’s been a big year for Internet in the coalfields, and across rural Appalachia, with citizens demanding better Internet access and high speed Broadband, and some policy makers in DC saying rural America doesn’t need it. In this episode of WMMT’s Mountain News & World Report, Benny Becker brings us stories of people who have […]
FIREShare: The Holler Demonstrates Technology’s Potential
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 […]
Mountain Tech Media To Help Businesses Reach New Peaks
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: Model Partnership Brings Gigabit Internet to Rural KY
FCC Chair Tom Wheeler speaking in tiny McKee, KY, on working together to ensure that all Americans have access to the potential of broadband.