Bevin Says Funding Issue Resolved For Broadband Network

Sep 16, 2016
Josh James / WUKY

Republican Gov. Matt Bevin says the state has resolved a funding issue for a project to build a statewide broadband network.


A conference focusing on broadband expansion wraps up Thursday in Lexington. The event is just the latest in a series of overtures local officials are making on the issue as the state embarks on a new massive fiber-optic network. But while the gears are in motion, the future of broadband in the Commonwealth is far from set.

Josh James / WUKY

Advocates for broadband expansion are converging on Lexington this week for a conference dubbed “Fiber for the New Economy.”

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle in Frankfort are lining up behind an ambitious plan to extend high-speed broadband access across the state.

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A state agency focused on Internet access is surveying Kentuckians about how often they get online and what they use the Internet for. The Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development sent out a survey request week to 100,000 businesses, organizations, and households across the state.