broadband http://wfpl.org en 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