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KCNA Announces Partnership with Bluegrass Network

Finance Cabinet, KCNA and BGN representatives signing partnership agreement.

The infrastructure partnership agreement was signed April 20, 2017. 

 

Kentucky Digital Government Summit

Best of Kentucky Awards 2017

Digital Summit Best of Kentucky Award for Best I.T. Collaboration -  KentuckyWired and the City of Louisville representatives. KentuckyWired and Louisville Metro Government awarded Best I.T. Collaboration during the April 2017 Summit held in Frankfort. 

 

 

When is KentuckyWired coming to my county?

The original project schedule is being refreshed to reflect relocation of offices, building renovation changes made during the site verification process, and other events that have impacted the schedule.  A new schedule will be posted when the updates are complete.  You can download the network map here.

Recent Events

Inez Getting Fiber From EKN

 

From the KCNA partner, EKN:  Appalachian Wireless is running 144 strands of fiber optic cable right through Inez.  And, KentuckyWired will soon follow with 144 more fiber strands.  By point of reference, ONE fiber strand can carry the traffic of the entire internet at any given time.  We are getting 288 strands…massively connected to the super high speed internet.  Now we just have to put it to USE to bring jobs and other opportunities here!

Georgetown Hut Delivered 12/16/16

   

KYW Statewide Broadband Network Initiative Moving Forward in Eastern Kentucky and Beyond (Press Event)

     KYW Quick Facts 5-3-17.pdf

     Map with Rings 9-16-16.pdf

     Telecom Partners Map 9-16-16.pdf

     Infrastructure Partners 9.16.16.pdf

     Electric Partners Map 9-16-16.pdf

     Photo collage 9-16-16.pdf


Recent Presentations

Kentucky Wireless Interoperability Executive Committee 8.31.16.pdf

KY Cable and Telecommunications Conference 8.30.16.pdf

Governor's Local Issues Conference 8.25.16.pdf

Welcome

What is KentuckyWired?

KentuckyWired, also referred to as Kentucky I-Way in eastern Kentucky, is a statewide, open-access fiber optic network which will deliver robust, reliable and affordable Internet to communities across the state through broadband technology.

Communities need reliable Internet to grow and thrive.  Unfortunately, Kentucky ranks at, or near, the bottom of national and international rankings of broadband speed and capacity.  This puts our state at a major disadvantage for attracting jobs, growing local business, and expanding education.

Broadband, like electricity, water and sewer, is now an essential service. However, it has been too expensive for private carriers to build out a high-speed, high-capacity network across the entire state.  With KentuckyWired, the state will be responsible for building out the middle portion of a fiber network. 

The success of KentuckyWired depends on building state and local partnerships that provide not only a middle mile connection but the last mile connections to local communities and residents.   Much like building the interstates did, KentuckyWired will change Kentucky's landscape, by driving economic growth and improving our quality of life.