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Tom Fisher has proposal for broadband community center at Knifley

Tom Fisher of Knifley has proposed a community center to provide Broadband Access at Knifley. He sends it with the hope that other communities in Adair County might follow Knifley's lead.

Project Outline
Develop community centers to provide Broadband Access for educational, business, recreational opportunities in rural areas of county.


Goal:
Develop community centers to serve to rural areas as:

Broadband Hotspots Were local residents and farmers can have Internet access.

Were K-12 students will have Internet access to do homework assignments and other school research projects, to include homework assistants.

Provide a place to do community education projects for adults utilizing resources that are available through the local school district, LWC, Campbellsville U.

Provide Internet access for residents and farmers to local, state, and federal government web sites. The local fire department has a current need for broadband access in meeting its mission to the residents and other government agencies.

Provide recreations options for the community.

Use the Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department facilities as a pilot.
Importance:
The community center provides communities access to all levels of government to reduce cost and improve communications without long travel times. Opens the possibly for remote attends of county court meeting and school board meeting etc. It would provide farmers with a faster access to markets. It would provide a place to do community adult education projects utilizing local school district and collages. Enable rural communities the ability to start eCommerce business.

Outcomes:
Provide a place where residents can access government applications and forms.

Provide enter-active portal between government and citizens.

Provide online access to K-12 students for homework assignments. Also provide homework assistants (tutoring) to students as necessary.

Provide onsite and online adult education opportunities.

Provide a place where community can meet for events.

Provide recreational and fitness opportunities.

Access to eCommerce.

Provide seniors a meeting place.

Steps:

Get fire department to host site. (KAVFD is willing to host pilot site.)

Legal issues need help

Funding???

Building improvements to house community center at Knifley.

Design addition

Cost funding

Who does design

Who does building

Presentation to community and county court.

Network set-up

Participants:
Knifley Area Volunteer Fire Department
Tom Fisher
15835 Knifley Rd.
Casey Creek KY 42728
(606) 787-1784
fishfry@alltel.net


This story was posted on 2006-03-18 05:41:21
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