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Community Fiber Readiness

“KentuckyWired – the Commonwealth’s Future Broadband Reality”

The Kentucky Broadband Outreach and Strategic Planning Project is managed by KCNA to promote broadband strategic planning and accelerate broadband development across Kentucky. These activities offer communities assistance in successfully leveraging the benefits of high speed, high capacity fiber.

The project supports KentuckyWired/KY I-Way initiative’s goals to prepare “Fiber Ready” communities, businesses and citizens all across the Commonwealth from border to border. A “Fiber Ready” community supports Broadband adoption in a manner that has a positive impact to a community’s socioeconomic status. You can find it here.

Community Planning

Grant funding from the Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) allowed more than 70 key Gateway Area Development District (GADD) stakeholders from Montgomery, Menifee, Morgan, Rowan and Bath counties to plan how to best prepare for taking advantage of the KentuckyWired high speed broadband network currently under construction.  Solarity provided consultation services for this engagment.   The link to the final report is: 

GWADD Strategic Broadband Planning Final Project Report 10-2016.pdf  

The Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA) announced in December 2016 that the City of Ashland Kentucky completed a broadband strategic planning project, funded under a KCNA grant. The broadband plan is intended to be the City’s strategic “roadmap” for improving broadband connectivity, capacity and utilization for Ashland and the region. Michael Baker International provided consultation services for this engagment. The link to the final report is: 

Ashland E-nnovation Broadband Strategic Plan.pdf

Ashland Ennovation Broadband Strategic Plan_Lessons Learned 2.pdf

November 2016, the Southeastern Kentucky Final Mile (SKY FM) broadband fiber planning project released a broadband action plan-- the first step in expanding high-speed broadband across Clay, Knott, Leslie, Letcher and Perry Counties. This plan helps communities identify priorities in anticipation of the KentuckyWired middle mile fiber network—plans for how to expand networks and use them more effectively.  Connected Nation (CNX) provided consultation services for this enggament.  The link to the final report is: 

 SKY FM Southeastern Kentucky Final Mile Five County Broadband Plan.pdf


Dana Case, Program Administrator

Kentucky Communications Network Authority
209 Saint Clair Street, 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-4421



Broadband Planning
KCNA has created a new Web resource for broadband planning and community outreach. You can find it here.


Click here to see the About Kentucky SOAR video from 10.5.15