PRTC extends discount to Teleworks USA participants in Jackson, Owsley counties

Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative (PRTC) is now offering incentives to Teleworks USA clients in Jackson and Owsley counties who successfully land a remote job.

The premier internet service provider in Jackson and Owsley counties, PRTC has remained a close community partner with Teleworks USA since 2015 when the cooperative agreed to provide high-speed broadband service to Teleworks USA’s Annville Teleworks Hub, and subsequently to the Booneville Teleworks Hub two years later. Thanks to this ongoing collaboration, and support from additional partners, Teleworks USA has been able to help connect more than 750 people with new teleworks jobs in Jackson and Owsley counties since 2015.

Effective Oct. 1, PRTC is now offering free installation and a $50 credit on the first three months of internet service to Teleworks USA clients who have completed a Teleworks USA workshop at the Annville or Booneville Hub, landed a new remote job, and are also new broadband PRTC customers.

“PRTC has been an excellent community partner since we first opened the Annville Teleworks Hub,” said Betty Hays, operations manager for Teleworks USA. “We were excited to hear that PRTC is adding to that partnership and is now offering a substantial discount for internet service to Teleworks USA clients in their service area. This new discount from PRTC is very helpful for new teleworkers as they establish a home office and begin working remotely.”

PRTC operates a gigabit capable network in Jackson and Owsley counties, delivering some of the fastest internet speeds in the nation. CEO Keith Gabbard said high-speed broadband is an economic development tool, and providing internet service to the local Teleworks Hubs and assisting successful clients with obtaining affordable internet service can only help build a better community.

“Reliable internet service is not only a convenience, but for remote workers it’s a requirement to maintain a good job,” Gabbard said. “Anytime we can help people get more jobs and help them get started with broadband service, that’s something we’re perfectly happy to do.”

A division of the Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program (EKCEP), Inc., Teleworks USA identifies and develops legitimate remote-work job opportunities with multiple national and global companies. The agency operates Teleworks Hubs in eight Eastern Kentucky counties, which provide on-site services, customized prep workshops, and telework job-placement opportunities to prospective teleworkers.

If you’re interested in landing a legitimate work-from-home job, or if you want to know more about how Teleworks USA assists prospective teleworkers, visit or call the Annville or Booneville Teleworks Hub at 606-364-2831 or 606-438-5399 respectively.

EKCEP, a nonprofit workforce development agency headquartered in Hazard, Ky., serves the citizens of 23 Appalachian coalfield counties. The agency provides an array of workforce development services, administers the Hiring Our Miners Everyday (H.O.M.E.) program for dislocated coal miners and their spouses, and is the White House-designated lead organization for the federal TechHire designation for Eastern Kentucky. Learn more about us at http://www.ekcep.org and