internet http://wkyufm.org en Rep. Rogers Pushes Plan to Expand Internet Access in Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/rep-rogers-pushes-plan-expand-internet-access-kentucky <p></p><p>U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers says the federal government should have a role in spreading high-speed Internet access to the region's struggling coalfields.</p><p>The Kentucky Republican said Wednesday that the spending bill passed by Congress last week included $10 million to expand broadband access to distressed areas of central Appalachia.</p><p>Rogers said he hopes that's the start of federal investments for broadband access in hard-hit coal regions. As chairman of the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, Rogers will have an influential voice in that debate.</p><p>Rogers was at the Kentucky Capitol to support a plan outlined by Gov. Steve Beshear in his budget speech to lawmakers Tuesday night. Beshear is proposing a $100 million project to expand broadband access in Kentucky.</p><p>The proposal would be supported by $60 million in state bonds. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:57:22 +0000 Associated Press 42769 at http://wkyufm.org Rep. Rogers Pushes Plan to Expand Internet Access in Kentucky New Group Plans Bigger Push for Expansion of Broadband Access in Kentucky http://wkyufm.org/post/new-group-plans-bigger-push-expansion-broadband-access-kentucky <p>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 up a Kentucky chapter to help advocate for these issues with lawmakers and private businesses. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:19:44 +0000 21146 at http://wkyufm.org New Group Plans Bigger Push for Expansion of Broadband Access in Kentucky High-Tech Company in Owensboro Helping Local, National Businesses Grow with Social Media http://wkyufm.org/post/high-tech-company-owensboro-helping-local-national-businesses-grow-social-media <p>When you walk into the downtown office of VE Creative, one of the first things you notice is the set of huge windows facing Owensboro’s 3<sup>rd</sup> street, a few blocks from the Ohio River. For the small group of workers here, these windows aren’t just a way to view the pretty scenery outside. They’re also a potential way to help generate online and social media street cred for the company, and--more importantly--downtown Owensboro. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 14:14:05 +0000 Kevin Willis 18268 at http://wkyufm.org High-Tech Company in Owensboro Helping Local, National Businesses Grow with Social Media