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Construction Update - May 2018

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Pikeville, KY (June 6, 2018) Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) Executive Director Phillip Brown addressed the Pikeville Rotary Club Wednesday, June 6th in Pikeville. Brown updated the group on the KentuckyWired project, including the latest completion schedule and the appropriation of funds during the 2018 regular legislative session.





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 Thursday May 10, 2018. KCNA Executive Director Phillip Brown updates county officials on KentuckyWired in Morehead, KY.







KCTCS 2 300 pxl.jpg KentuckyWired COO Speaks to TSAT

Versailles, KY (April 20, 2018) – Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) Chief Operating Officer Mike Hayden addressed members of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's (KCTCS) Technical Services Advisory Team (TSAT) Thursday, April 19 in Versailles.  Hayden, speaking in the KCTCS facility in Versailles, updated the group on the current schedule for completion of each ring of the KentuckyWired project, and on the appropriation of funds for KCNA during the recent regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly.
TSAT is a group of individuals in technical fields, employed by Kentucky community colleges.  KentuckyWired is connecting to community colleges, universities, government offices, and libraries throughout the Commonwealth.

Presentation material can be found on KentuckyWired's website at: https://kentuckywired.ky.gov/SiteCollectionDocuments/Presentations/TSAT%20April%2019%202018.pdf              


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 Frankfort, KY (April 19, 2018) – KentuckyWired's Advisory Group (KAG) met Thursday, April 19 in the Capitol Annex building in Frankfort.  Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) Executive Director Phillip Brown gave a construction update saying, "735 miles of high-speed fiber optic cable have now been deployed." 
The Advisory Group also discussed action taken by Kentucky's 2018 General Assembly to appropriate funds for availability payments for the next two years plus the authority to borrow funding to cover the costs of "supervening events" that have delayed the project's construction.
Construction of the entire KentuckyWired network is expected to be complete by mid-2020, with sections of the network complete and operational before that.