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KentuckyWired fiber optic network increases internet speed 500 percent for State Police in Dry Ridge

State Police in Dry Ridge can respond to 911 calls more quickly and share information with other law enforcement agencies faster and more efficiently, thanks to a big increase in internet speed provided by the KentuckyWired high-speed fiber-optic network. Kentucky State Police Post #6 in Dry Ridge became the first State Police post to transition to the KentuckyWired network on Feb. 26, increasing their...

KentuckyWired activates first site in Owenton; all rings expected to be operational by October

KentuckyWired, the Commonwealth’s high-speed fiber optic cable network, activated its first site on Dec. 5 when the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) office in Owenton transitioned their services to the KentuckyWired network. Deck Decker, Interim Director of the Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA), which oversees the KentuckyWired project, said the transition went smoothly....

KentuckyWired achieves another milestone with installation of final local telecommunications hut

The state’s KentuckyWired project reached another milestone, placing the last of 20 local telecommunications huts across the state. The final hut was installed in Henderson, near U.S. Highway 41 and the Henderson bypass on June 27. The huts, housing communications equipment vital to the KentuckyWired fiber optic network, are located primarily at state police posts and Kentucky Community and Technical...

Construction of MetroNet’s new fiber optic network will make Lexington nation’s largest gigabit city

Mayor Jim Gray on Tuesday announced an agreement with MetroNet to build a fiber-optic network in Lexington, making good on his promise to give citizens a new choice in television providers, and to transform Lexington into a gigabit city with ultrafast internet access that will attract high tech businesses and good jobs. Indiana-based MetroNet plans to start building its fiber-optic network in January...