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Sunday Aug 17 | Lexington Herald-Leader

Tom Eblen: When it comes to Internet speed, Kentucky stuck in the slow lane

When Dr. Pamela Graber traveled in Uzbekistan and Turkey, she was surprised to find fast, reliable Internet connections.

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Tue Aug 12, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Internet speed lagging behind in Kentucky

Kentucky's Internet connection speeds rank among the lowest in the nation, according to a recent report from cloud services provider Akamai Technologies.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Kentucky Government, US Governors, Steve Beshear, McCracken County, KY, Murray State University

Mon Aug 11, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

Limited government role best way to grow broadband

While Senate Bill 99 was left to languish on the precipice during this year's General Assembly, the legislature instead agreed to issue $30 million of taxpayer-backed bonds with the stated goal of providing broadband access in eastern Kentucky to promote job growth.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Opinion

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Tom Eblen: Improving Eastern Ky.'s broadband service is vital for job growth, expert says

Ron Crouch is the director of research and statistics for the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet in Frankfort.

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Related Topix: Eastern, KY, Kentucky

Fri Aug 08, 2014

UPI

Virginia is for lovers and high speed internet users

Virginia is the best state to stream your favorite Netflix show or download music on iTunes, as it has the fastest Internet speeds in the U.S. Akamai Technologies released the latest State of The Internet report , which shows Virginia has an average of 13.7 MB per second, making it the state with the fastest Internet access.

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News Democrat

Broadening broadband: Less government, more access; better government, more usage

While Senate Bill 99 was left to languish on the precipice during this year's General Assembly, the legislature instead agreed to issue $30 million of taxpayer-backed bonds with the stated goal of providing broadband access in eastern Kentucky to promote job growth.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Opinion

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Diversifying economy: Goal of Promise Zone

Daily EnterpriseSandi Curd, Promise Zone coordinator with Kentucky Highlands Investment Corp., spoke to members of the Tri-Cities Heritage Development Board on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Agriculture, Science, Whitley County, KY, Harlan County, KY, Healthcare Law, Law

Freshnews

The Doctor Will See You Nowa On Your Computer, Smart Phone or Tablet

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Kentucky members now have a fast, more convenient way to see a doctor for non-emergency needs when their own doctor is not readily available.

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Related Topix: Medicine

Mon Aug 04, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

More than 200,000 rural Kentuckians have no access to public water systems

Percent of the state's residents that are not connected to a community water system.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Frenchburg, KY, Menifee County, KY, Morehead State University, Michigan State University

Sat Aug 02, 2014

The Paducah Sun Online Edition

McConnell out of touch; many depend on reliable Postal Service

Here in Kentucky where almost a quarter of the population lacks access to fast broadband Internet, having a reliable Postal Service is critical.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Opinion

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Slashdot

'Optical Fiber' Made Out of Thin Air

Dave Knott writes: Scientists from the University of Maryland say they have turned thin air into an "optical fiber" that can transmit and amplify light signals without the need for any cables.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

E. Ky. coal costs too high for revival

Whether it's a political ad - aren't you sick of them already? - or a headline like " UK emissions pilot project could keep Ky.

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Related Topix: Kentucky, Eastern, KY

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