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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 »

CITIZENS FOR A DIGITAL FUTURE HONORS KENTUCKY LIFE SCIENCES COUNCIL WITH LEADER IN TECHNOLOGY AWARD

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 »

Investment in GA’s Wireless Infrastructure Creates Jobs

According to a September 2013 study from the Wireless Infrastructure Association, private investment in wireless infrastructure alone will add $1.2 trillion to the economy over the next five years. That investment will lead to 122,000 new jobs during the same period in the wireless infrastructure industry alone. A recent study by the Internet Association reveals more »

Citizens for a Digital Future (CDF) Commends Senate Committee on Passage of Senate Bill 99

Today, the Senate Economic Development Committee took the first, significant step toward strengthening Kentucky’s digital future by passing Senate Bill 99. SB99 is much needed legislation to modernize Kentucky’s outdated telecom regulations and bring Kentucky into the 21st century. Unlike many other areas of the country, many Kentuckians especially in rural areas still lack access to adequate more »

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Receives CDF Leader in Technology Award

Citizens for a Digital Future is committed to promoting broadband development and access throughout the Commonwealth. As a part of our mission, we recently launched our Leaders In Technology Award series, which aims to honor Kentucky organizations that use broadband technologies to further their mission and positively serve the Commonwealth. When evaluating the criteria for more »

Getting it Right

Citizens for a Digital Future supports new legislation, announced today by  State Auditor Adam Edelen and members of the General Assembly, that would ensure that the online information of Kentucky’s citizens remains secure. House Bill 5, an act relating to Cyber Security, would protect the personal information of Kentuckians while also putting a system in more »

Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions in Check With a Variety of Apps

We’re only 10 days into 2014 and it’s likely that most New Year’s resolutions have fallen by the wayside. Will power and self-control are fickle things, but with the help of some encouraging apps, it’s easier to stay focused. According to a recent Harris poll, losing weight, exercising more and eating healthfully are among the more »