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Kentucky Broadband News

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Wednesday Jul 23 | 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.


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.


Related Topix: Kentucky, Eastern, KY

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Surplus computers provide broadband access to public

Daily EnterpriseUsing one of the donated computers is James Bengie, front row far right, 19 of Wallins, a participant in the Work Experi... Brian Kiser, executive-director of the Office of Broadband Outreach and Development and Rob Jones, executive-director of Community Action Kentucky visited Harlan on Tuesday to unveil donated surplus state ... (more)


Related Topix: Harlan, KY, Harlan County, KY

Floyd County Times

A legislative perspective

When it comes to budgets, there is one big difference between the federal government and the states: The states balance theirs at the end of the fiscal year.


Related Topix: Kentucky, Kentucky Government, Opinion

Tue Jul 15, 2014


Rural schools struggle to roll out online Common Core tests

It's a takeover of public education by the federal government. It's not rigorous enough.


Related Topix: District of Columbia Government, Washington DC, Kentucky, Education Etc., Colorado, Colorado Government

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Next steps announced in broadband project

Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers say two requests for proposals are being issued to develop high-speed Internet access to the farthest reaches of the state.


Related Topix: US Governors, Steve Beshear

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Kansas City InfoZine

Rural Schools Struggling to Roll Out Online Common Core Tests

By Erin Bell - It's a takeover of public education by the federal government. It's not rigorous enough.


Related Topix: Kentucky, Education Etc., Colorado, Colorado Government

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Schools rewiring to close digital gap

The thousands of miles of wiring frantically being strung throughout America's schools this summer may look like everyday Internet cables.


Related Topix: Computers, Science / Technology, Wi-Fi, Education Etc., Clermont County, OH

Wed Jul 02, 2014

America's Network

TDS' Salem, Ky., broadband stimulus project extends service to 650 new homes

TDS Telecom has completed its latest broadband stimulus project around Salem, Ky., bringing service to area businesses and more than 650 residents--nearly 100 more than it projected in its funding application.


Related Topix: Salem, KY

Mon Jun 30, 2014


Birch Announces Completion of Fiber Rollout in Kentucky

Birch Communications, a leading provider of business focused communications, cloud and managed services to small, medium and enterprise-sized businesses announced today that it has completed its integration and roll-out of 11,520 strand miles of fiber serving Eastern Kentucky.

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Related Topix: Eastern, KY, Pikeville, KY