A publication of the Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism

Rural digital divide in Ky. a two-fold problem; state’s high speed internet plan remains behind schedule

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service The Internet is an essential tool in the daily lives of many Americans – however, Kentucky’s challenges in closing the rural digital divide are two-fold. An estimated 22 percent of Kentuckians have access to two or fewer broadband providers in their area, and the Kentucky Wired plan to ensure high-speed access in every county is behind schedule. Tim Marema,...

Repealing Net Neutrality threatens your internet access and hurts local independent news providers

By Matt DeRienzo Special to KyForward Repealing Net Neutrality would allow giant chain media to work in concert with internet conglomerates to limit access to independent, alternative, and local news sites, according to LION Publishers. The FCC is expected to vote on repealing Net Neutrality on Dec. 14. “Giving a clear go-ahead for a tilted playing field would be the result if the Federal Communications...