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Business
3:21 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

What the Latest in Net Neutrality Means for Rural Providers

Michael Ramage, associate director for the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Net neutrality is back in the headlines after FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler announced his plans to present a 300-page document at a meeting later this month, which would reclassify 'broadband.' Under the current Telecommunications Act, there are multiple areas: telephone, broadcast, information. If the proposal passes, broadband would be reclassified from an information service to a telecom service. Michael Ramage, Associate Director for the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management at Murray State University, discusses the latest news, explains regulating web access as a public utility and what this might mean for consumers and communications companies on Sounds Good.

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Education
6:19 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

eLearning Centers Bring Broadband Internet to Far Western Kentucky

Fulton County eLearning Center
Credit Murray State University's Office of Regional Outreach, Facebook

Murray State University, the Kentucky Council on Post-secondary Education and the Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development are collaborating to bring free, public access, broadband internet service to counties in west Kentucky. The four river counties in westernmost Kentucky are among the most in-need of service: Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman and Fulton. On Sounds Good, MSU Regional Outreach Director Gina Winchester and Regional Outreach Coordinator Jonathan Baskin describe the effort.

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Government
1:34 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Seeking to Expand Coverage, Broadband Advocates Revive Bill That Would Remove Land Line Requirement

Advocates for more wireless and broadband options in Kentucky will once again push a bill reforming the state's telecommunications laws—specifically, removing language that requires old-school land-line service throughout the state.

Citizens for a Digital Future unveiled the legislation today, which is sponsored by state Sen. Paul Hornback, a Republican from Shelbyville.

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Business
12:35 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Broadband Fiber Optic Service Expanding for Rural Areas

Fiber Optic Cable
Credit Wikimedia Commons

A major project to install fiber optic broadband service in western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee is nearing its midpoint. West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecom crews have finished installation in the Graves County towns of Fancy Farm, Wingo, and Farmington, reaching more than 2,000 rural customers.

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Business
1:04 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

New Group Plans Bigger Push for Expansion of Broadband Access in Ky.

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A national group that has pushed expanding broadband access in other southern states is now focusing on Kentucky. Citizens for a Digital Future is opening a Kentucky chapter to help advocate for these issues with lawmakers and private businesses. The group’s Kentucky director, Gary Gerdemann, says a lack of wireless options is affecting businesses and education.

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