SOAR Commitee

An Australian-based investment firm will manage an ambitious Kentucky project to lay 3,000 miles of fiber optic cables to improve Internet access and cellphone service throughout the state.

Josh James / WUKY

Monday’s SOAR meeting saw Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers looking to ensure the long-term viability of the initiative.

Hoping to capitalize on the momentum of the recent SOAR summit, a committee of 15 area political and business leaders met in Hazard on Monday morning.