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West Ky Broadband Project - Rural eLearning Centers

The West Ky Broadband Project began in 2014 to provide citizens of westernmost Kentucky - primarily in the river counties of Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, and Hickman - the opportunity to take advantage of benefits associated with access to computers with broadband technology. As of July 2014, three centers are open (two in Fulton County and one in Hickman County - see below for location information). Plans are underway for at least one center per county in Ballard and Carlisle. The centers are free and open to the public and will eventually offer classes on topics ranging from basic computer use to job skills training.

The project is a partnership between MSU, the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), and the Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development (OBOD). MSU’s Office of Regional Outreach and Office of Telecommunication Systems Management were asked to serve as the contractors for the memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the three partners facilitating the resources to aid in the implementation of the broadband plans. Human resource management, regional relationship building, site setup, administrative support, and technical advising will be provided through the duration of the grant, with the intent that the communities will take over running the sites at the end of 2014. As stated on the OBOD website, Governor Beshear established the OBOD and the Broadband KY initiative in 2010 to “identify areas across the state that are un-served and under-served by affordable broadband service. Broadband KY facilitates greater understanding and partnerships to take the steps necessary to provide all Kentuckians with these critical capabilities.”

 

Fulton site:

Fulton County Public Library

312 Main Street

Fulton, KY 42041

 

Hickman site:

2216 Myron Cory Drive

Hickman, KY  42050

 

Clinton site:

212 E. North Street (in the Hickman County Senior Citizens Center)

Clinton, KY 42031

 

Barlow site:

City of Barlow Annex (behind Barlow City Hall)

139 N. 6th Street

Barlow, KY 42024

 

MSU contacts for the project:

Jonathan Baskin, Coordinator of Regional Outreach

Related links:

Broadband KY


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