State senator wants Frankfort utility to sell its internet service; utility questions why
FRANKFORT — Walking to his office in the state capitol annex last month, state Sen. Gex Williams pulled out his phone to show a photo of a billboard that appeared in Frankfort weeks earlier. The billboard along a well-traveled street displays in bold, white font the words, “OUR COMMUNITY IS NOT FOR SALE,” along with […]
Money for broadband is here. The work of connecting Kentuckians could take years.
LOUISVILLE — With more than $1 billion on its way to connect Kentuckians who have poor or nonexistent internet access, a roundtable of government leaders and telecommunications executives on Tuesday gave a window into the years of work that lie ahead to make broadband a reality throughout the state. Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear joined the […]
Beshear, McConnell, Biden hail $42 billion to connect all Americans to high-speed broadband
Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear and Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell hailed a White House announcement Monday that Kentucky will receive almost $1.1 billion to expand broadband internet access. The funding is part of $42.45 billion unveiled by the Biden administration to connect all Americans to high-speed broadband internet by the end of the decade. The […]
Kentucky receiving an additional $182 million in federal funds for broadband
Gov. Andy Beshear joined U.S. Department of the Treasury officials to announce more than $182 million in federal funding Thursday for broadband deployment throughout Kentucky, padding onto hundreds of millions of dollars the state has already invested in expanding internet access. The federal funding, made available through the American Rescue Plan Act, is one of […]