SOAR Executive Director Applauds KyWired Award, Rural Broadband Funding
Statement from SOAR Executive Director Jared Arnett:
“KentuckyWired’s designation as The Bond Buyer’s 2015 Deal of the Year is further proof of the extraordinary scope and impact of this unprecedented project. It’s a testament to how cooperation for the broadband project is attracting national attention and acclaim.
“The federal transportation bill, which recently passed in the Senate, includes $50 million for the Appalachian Regional Commission to utilize for rural broadband development. Bringing broadband technology to the SOAR region will be transformational for the economy, education and families. SOAR’s coordination with the KentuckyWired project is serving not only as a model but as the standard for bringing this critical technology to underserved areas.”
Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) is a homegrown movement in Eastern Kentucky that is building on the strengths of the region and shoring up its weaknesses. Through the wisdom, resources and energy of our people, together we will make historic change for the better – in health and wellness, job creation, workforce training, education and other quality-of-life factors.