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When it rains it pours... Broadband

Broadband access, which has in recent years been a luxury afforded only urban Kentuckians, Glaswegians, and a handful of Breedingians, is starting to move into Adair County in full force.

CKIC, a joint venture of 2 Columbia businessmen, is now offering fixed-wireless broadband access in the Columbia area, with residential access starting at 39.95/month and business accounts starting at 49.95/month, plus installation. If you are interested in a site visit to see if fixed wireless is an option at your location, you can contact CKIC at 270-634-1332.

If you prefer dealing with megalithic corporations for your high-speed internet access, the Lexington-Herald is reporting that Alltel (which recently bought Kentucky from Verizon as far as your telephone is concerned) "will add DSL service in 14 communities. Locations include Barbourville, Burnside, Campbellsville, Columbia, Flemingsburg, Glasgow, Greensburg, Greenup, Irvine, Lancaster, Lebanon, Leitchfield, Olive Hill and Russell."

On a related note, Duo-county ISP customers might want to double check that they're still making a local call to Fairplay, as we've heard some reports that Alltel won't be honoring local calls across exchanges in the same way that Verizon had, and KIH customers in Edmonton are out of luck if they dialled Glasgow for access.

This story was posted on 2002-07-09 21:13:13
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