Telecommunications

Nemes headshot via labor.ky.gov (cropped), Hensley headshot via LinkedIn

Members of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet have been touring far west Kentucky to discuss incorporating apprenticeship programs in schools and economic development opportunities in the IT and telecommunications fields. Matt Markgraf recently spoke with Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes and Communications Director Jarrad Hensley about these efforts ahead of a meeting at Murray State University. 

Kaylan Thompson, WKMS

The so-called 'AT&T bill' passed this year by the Kentucky legislature will give the company more freedom from regulations when placing lines for home phone service, which can now include broadband, says Michael Ramage, director of Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Systems Management. Kate Lochte speaks with Ramage on Sounds Good about how this may mean greater broadband connectivity for rural Kentuckians.

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Murray State's Telecommunications Systems Management program hosts the AT&T Women in Telecom Golf Day on September 11. Program coordinator Annie Vandiver shares the details during Sounds Good and gives some insight into where some of the TSM graduates are working.

Kate Lochte speaks with Michael Ramage, Associate Director of Murray State's Center for Telecommunications Management. They are hosting a Multi-State Telecommunications Summit at MSU October 9th, featuring the chief economist of the Federal Communications Commission, Dr. Steve Wildman. This is a free conference for the telecom industry, state PSC commissioners and staff members, and members of academic telecommunications programs that will address change in technology and the marketplace and its impact on regulatory bodies. Click here for more information.