FCC Chair Tom Wheeler: “This Is A Really Big Deal!”

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 […]

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.