broadband http://wfpl.org en Federal Grant Aims to Speed Up Broadband in Kentucky Schools http://wfpl.org/post/federal-grant-aims-speed-broadband-kentucky-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky is poised to receive federal grant money to improve broadband speeds in public schools.</span></p><p>The Federal Communication Commission’s E-rate program already provides more than $2 billion annually to schools across the U.S. to modernize Internet accessibility.</p><p>Now that the FCC has pledged an additional $2 billion for the next two years, Kentucky educators are poised to get a $22 million slice of that pie.</p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:40:21 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9652 at http://wfpl.org Federal Grant Aims to Speed Up Broadband in Kentucky Schools Senate Passes Phone Deregulation Bill With Many Rural Lawmakers Opposed http://wfpl.org/post/senate-passes-phone-deregulation-bill-many-rural-lawmakers-opposed <p></p><p>A bill that would end requirements on phone companies to provide landline services in parts of Kentucky where other options are available has cleared the state Senate.</p><p>Nicknamed the AT&amp;T bill because of the phone company's support, the legislation was largely opposed by rural lawmakers who argue that the bill would end landline service to their areas without proper alternatives.</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 22:04:47 +0000 Kenny Colston 4010 at http://wfpl.org Senate Passes Phone Deregulation Bill With Many Rural Lawmakers Opposed New Group Plans Bigger Push for Expansion of Broadband Access in Kentucky http://wfpl.org/post/new-group-plans-bigger-push-expansion-broadband-access-kentucky <p></p><p>A national group that has pushed expanding broadband access in other southern states is now focusing on Kentucky.</p><p>Citizens for a Digital Future is opening up a Kentucky chapter to help advocate for these issues with lawmakers and private businesses.</p><p>The group’s Kentucky director, Gary Gerdemann, says a lack of wireless options is affecting businesses and education.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 17:11:02 +0000 Kenny Colston 2118 at http://wfpl.org New Group Plans Bigger Push for Expansion of Broadband Access in Kentucky