Becoming a member of the KTA helps ensure that your voice is heard on legislative issues that affect our industry. As an added benefit, members also receive cutting edge industry information, custom publications, the chance to network and make new contacts within the industry, educational resources, professional development and business opportunities. KTA gives you the ability to apply easily on-line, or through a printable form that you can then mail to us. If you have any questions about the process, please feel free to contact us!

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About KTA

The Kentucky Telecom Association was established in 1937 as a non-profit organization to promote and support the general interests and welfare of the telecommunications industry in the Commonwealth. This is still our goal.

The industry has undergone enormous changes and growth since KTA was established. Advancements in technology, including the growth of computer applications and fiber cable, expanding service areas, increasingly complex regulatory requirements and competitive services has fueled many of these changes. Throughout this time, KTA has served the industry by fostering communication and cooperation among its member companies to improve their services and products.

In 2011, we changed our name from the Kentucky Telephone Association and adopted a new logo to recognize our members offer more than wireline telephone service and the many changes in our industry in the recent past – and still to come.

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Phishing Scam Targeting KTA Members Attending Fall Conference

Please be aware that a third party has emailed several associate members using the KTA logo stating that the attendee list is available for the KTA/TNBA Fall Conference and is asking for personal contact information in order to access the attendee list.
This is a phishing scam and is in no way associated with KTA or TNBA and the fall conference. Our attendee list may be accessed on the registration page and is available to all attendees. You can see a screenshot of the phishing scam below.
Do NOT send any personal information to the third party/bad actor making this request and certainly do NOT send any type of payment for the attendee list.

Thacker-Grigsby Establishes Employee Disaster Relief Fund

Several people and organizations have reached out to Thacker-Grigsby and TVS Cable over the past couple of weeks asking how they could directly support their employees who suffered the loss of their homes during the recent devastating flooding in Eastern Kentucky. Thacker-Grigsby has established the Thacker-Grigsby Employee Relief Fund through the Bank of Hindman to support their employees that lost everything. If you would like to contribute to this fund, you may send a check to Thacker-Grigsby Communications, P.O. Box 789, Hindman, KY 41822 and we will ensure it is deposited into the employee relief fund and go directly to helping our employees. Please earmark your donation as “Employee Relief Fund”.

Eastern Kentucky Flooding Aid Relief 

By now most people are aware of the devastating floods that have impacted a number of counties in Eastern Kentucky.  Many of our fellow Kentuckians have lost loved ones as well as nearly everything they owned in a matter of hours. Now is the time for our Commonwealth to step forward and help those in need. If you or someone you know are interested in offering assistance to those facing the daunting task of cleaning up and starting over, please consider donating to one of the following funds that will help those impacted by the historic floods in Eastern Kentucky:

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KTA/TNBA Fall Conference Registration Open 

The Kentucky Telecom Association and TN Broadband Association are pleased to announce that our 28th KTA-TNBA Fall Conference & Supplier Showcase will return to the Holiday Inn University Plaza - Bowling Green and the adjoining Sloan Convention Center in Bowling Green, KY on October 11-13, 2022.

The conference agenda is designed for managers, supervisors and other company employees involved in plant and equipment operations, field and network operations, customer service, marketing and regulatory.  However, all company personnel can obtain important information and educational benefits by attending. 

The Supplier Showcase is always a featured highlight of this meeting where more than 85 exhibit booths are expected to display the latest in communications products and services.  The showcase has proven to be an excellent, low cost opportunity for KTA and TN Broadband member companies to allow their employees to see new products and discuss their needs with vendors. 

In conjunction with this meeting, the KTEA Association will hold its own annual meeting on October 13-14.  A separate registration packet will be issued for their meeting.  The joint fall meeting and KTEA meetings are scheduled together to allow both groups the opportunity to attend the supplier showcase. 

All meeting events will be at the hotel or convention center.  Business casual dress is appropriate. 



The Kentucky Telecom Association supports Kentucky’s rural broadband providers through advocacy, member education and training, and community engagement as they deploy enhanced broadband networks throughout the commonwealth to improve the quality of life and economic opportunities available to rural Kentuckians.


KTA values its role as an industry leader and our association – more than 80 years old - will continue to fulfill its mission by providing its member companies services and information that is:

  • Credible
  • Efficient
  • Transparent
  • Innovative


Take advantage of the meetings with other industry professionals, and enjoy the programs and benefits of being a member of the Kentucky Telecom Association.