Murray-based Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC (WTT) has been selected by Gudenkoff Corporation as its primary subcontractor for the directional drilling portion of the third phase broadband “fiber to premise” upgrade in support of the Ballard Rural Telephone Cooperative.
This upgrade in the Wickliffe Kentucky exchange area is part of an effort sponsored by the U. S. Department of Agriculture to bring current generation broadband services to rural areas across the country.
This fiber optic upgrade will replace existing older generation copper lines and allow or enhance telephone, video and internet services where basic copper infrastructure is currently being used.
“This upgrade consists of approximately 40 miles of fiber placement. WTT is honored to be selected to use its horizontal boring machines and professional staff to perform this work in our own backyard,” said Scott R. Allen, president and CEO of WTT.
Allen, a native of Ballard County, is a graduate of Ballard County High School and the University of Kentucky. After spending 25 years as a military officer in worldwide assignments, he returned to west Kentucky to start his business and support the people living in the region.
Wisdom Tree Technologies LLC is a Native American-owned, U. S. Veteran-owned business serving the defense, law enforcement, national security, inter-agency, corporate and social complexity communities.
The company is a valued client of the Murray State University office (formerly the Regional Business and Innovation Center) of the Kentucky Innovation Network housed under the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business. The office assisted Allen when he started the company.
For more information, contact Loretta Daniel at Murray State at 270-809-6071.