Kentucky’s Statewide Broadband Network Moves Forward with Build-out

The initial build-out of Kentucky’s broadband project, KentuckyWired, will take place soon in the eastern part of the state. This was welcome news to those who viewed the lack of broadband in the state as an inhibitor to businesses starting in or migrating to the area.

Kentucky has traditionally lagged on broadband availability with more than a third of rural residents lacking access to fixed advanced telecommunications. The network will consist of more than 3,000 miles of fiber-optic cable and more than 1,000 government and post-secondary education sites that will be connectivity points in communities for local Internet service providers to tap into for last-mile service to customers. They system is expected to be completed between March and June of 2019.


Kentucky’s Statewide Broadband Network Moves Forward with Build-out