There is a difference between the Internet and services that use the internet. Common services that use the Internet include the:
- World Wide Web - a global set of documents, images, and other resources. Most web users are familiar with browser software, such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Apple’s Safari and Google Chrome, to navigate the web.
- Communication - includes email, Internet telephony (phone service)
- Data transfers - file sharing and streaming media
Simply stated, the Internet is a network of networks. Once built, KentuckyWired will be a high speed, high capacity network, focused on providing communication and data transfer services. Of course, web services would also be available. KentuckyWired will offer high capacity bandwidth services such as dark fiber Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) contracts and wavelength or lamba services to support a variety of solutions such as:
- Enhanced disaster recovery and backup capabilities
- Extensive use of cloud solutions
- High-quality video connections
- Exchange of large data files
- Enhanced telephony services and applications
- Access to supercomputers and scientific data storage facilities
Projected service availability is Fall 2016. Additional information will be shared as services are available.