| About VCI|
VCI Internet Services, aka Vision Communications, was founded in August of 1995 as a division of Ruddata Corporation in Paducah, Kentucky. Ruddata Corporation has been in business since 1982.
VCI is constantly striving to add the latest technology to our internet service in an effort to assist our customers in achieving fast and reliable internet connectivity.
Listed below are a few highlights of our years in service thus far.
- 2013 - Customers needing secure email can now send and receive email using SMTP encryption.
- 2012 - Internet and telephone service outside the Paducah area became available for potential customers near a Paducah Power fiber route.
- 2011 - Began offering encrypted POP3 and IMAP service included with our email services.
- 2010 - Replaced our mail server with a new, integrated system allowing better management of email.
- 2006 - VCI began providing telephone service on the PPS FTTU system and the local Paducah area.
- 2005 - Began offering FTTU (fiber to the user) and expects to begin offering VOIP (voice over IP) telephone service soon.
- 2004 - Upgraded all servers, improved existing services and expanded our DSL service. We also began VOIP & FTTU service installation.
- 2003 - Began offering VCI Gold and installed various upgrades to SpamWatch, VirusWatch, the VCI web site and network infrastructure.
- 2002 - Improved SpamWatch to better detect and block spam emails. Added the ImageLocker, Planner and WebMarks to the VCI web site.
- 2001 - Began offering DSL internet service and the VCI web site began offering customizable news and weather content.
- 2000 - Began offering VirusWatch and SpamWatch email services and wireless internet service to customers in Paducah.
- 1999 - Achieved CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) status. Began offering WebWatch filtering service.
- 1998 - Began offering internet service with 56k modems to nearly every community in the 270 area code.
- 1997 - Began offering web and email domain hosting.
- 1996 - Upgraded dialup service to 33.6k modems and began offering service to other communities surrounding Paducah and Madisonville.
- 1995 - Founded in August by offering 28.8k dialup internet service to customers in Paducah and Madisonville.