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More e-Commerce Companies Call Bluegrass State Home

“Weep no more, my lady, Oh weep no more today! We will sing one song for the old Kentucky home.” – Lyrics from “My Old Kentucky Home” When Americans think about e-commerce or anything related to the Internet, they might not think about the Bluegrass State. They should. Kentucky is a centrally-located state along major more »

Online, Grassroots Mobilization Helps Boost Commonwealth Tourism, Pride

The travel and tourism industry is vital to the United States economy. According to the U.S. Travel Association, tourism helps support every one in nine jobs in the U.S. and contributes $221.7 billion to U.S. payrolls every year. Tourism is important to U.S. states individually as well, including the Commonwealth. According to Kentucky Tourism, Arts and more »

Kentucky A Hub For Digital Education Innovation, Platforms And Performance

Kentucky is known for bourbon and horses, but what is less known is that the state is hotbed of digital innovation, especially when it comes to education. For example, the Louisville-based Learning House, which provides cloud-based technology to help universities create and build online education platforms, recently acquired Acatar, a digital education company that creates more »

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 House Bill 152 would modernize Kentucky’s outdated telecommunications laws, helping increase investment in broadband infrastructure rather than dated, copper-wire landlines.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 »

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 »