Citizens for a Digital Future (CDF) Kentucky Commends Kentucky House of Representatives on Passage of House Bill 152

Today, the Kentucky House of Representatives moved the needle forward in bringing Kentucky into a digital future with the passage of House Bill 152. House Bill 152 would modernize Kentucky’s outdated telecommunications laws, helping increase investment in broadband infrastructure rather than dated, copper-wire landlines. While surrounding states have moved forward with telecom reform legislation, and more »

Law Enforcement and the Social Media Conversation

In an increasingly digital age, social media is no longer just a “social” platform. Small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, celebrities, non-profits and organizations, just to name a few, are utilizing social media as a tool to broadcast their messages to the public.  There is one group, however, that is taking social media to the next more »

Access to Broadband Means Access to Opportunity

Broadband access has drastically changed the way students learn, especially in the last twenty years. The millennial generation knows little about learning without an online dictionary, thesaurus, or encyclopedia, and now, one rarely applies to a college or university with a traditional paper application. Once upon a time, the only place to find scholarly journals more »

Citizens for a Digital Future Applauds Sen. Paul Hornback and Rep. Rick Rand for Supporting a Better & More Connected Kentucky

Two Kentucky legislators took a major bipartisan step this week in securing a fully connected digital future for our Commonwealth.  When adopted into law, their legislation will enact critical reforms to bring Kentucky’s telecommunications laws into the 21st Century. When this happens, all Kentuckians will benefit. Their actions are supported by a wide and diverse more »

Citizens for a Digital Future Applauds Kentucky’s Cabinet for Economic Development for Supporting a Fully Connected Future for the Commonwealth

Mark Twain once famously said he wanted to be in Kentucky when the world ends because we’re always 20 years behind. In an effort to prove Mr. Twain wrong, officials from two of the state’s primary business development groups, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently informed state legislators more »

CDF Kentucky Statement on President Obama’s Title II Broadband Regulation Proposal

While Kentucky fights a battle to update its own archaic telecommunications laws, on the national front, our President is seeking to revert back to the archaic laws of the 1930s when it comes to federal telecom regulations. This week, President Obama announced his plan to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act of more »


FRANKFORT – Citizens for a Digital Future – Kentucky (CDF) presented the Kentucky Life Sciences Council (KLSC) with a Leader in Technology Award on November 6th. The award, designed to highlight Kentucky organizations that effectively utilize broadband technology, was presented to KLSC in recognition for their outstanding use of digital media, specifically social media, to more »

Telecom reform urgent

Lexington Herald-Leader, September 15, 2014 Much has been said recently by Kentucky lawmakers about potential telecom reform in the commonwealth. While this has been a contested issue in the past, let’s make one thing clear: Telecom reform in Kentucky is not a political issue, it’s an innovation issue. And, perhaps more importantly, it’s a progress more »

Citizens for a Digital Future Commends Legislators for Bipartisan Support of Senate Bill 99

Citizens for a Digital Future (CDF) commends the Kentucky House Economic Development Committee for their leadership on bipartisan passage of Senate Bill 99, commonsense legislation to update Kentucky’s telecom laws, increasing statewide access to broadband and improving Kentucky’s economic competitiveness. For too long Kentucky has fallen behind when it comes to 21st century technology and more »

Kimel: SB 99 Can “Clear the Way for More Investments”

Kris Kimel, president of the Kentucky Science and Technology Corp., writes in the Louisville Courier-Journal that the future is mobile, and not just in terms of talking on phones. Hospitals, schools, churches, businesses and governments are increasingly using mobile wireless platforms to deliver important information, products and services. Doing this requires effective wireless networks so more »