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Commentary: Reliable, high-speed internet coming to every county of the Commonwealth

By Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers Special to KyForward   Kentucky is embarking on one of the biggest infrastructure projects in more than 50 years – developing a robust, reliable, fiber “backbone” infrastructure that will bring high-speed Internet connectivity to every county of the Commonwealth.   The network, called KentuckyWired or the I-Way in Eastern Kentucky, will...

Officials celebrate state broadband project; government facilities among first to benefit

      To celebrate the construction of the statewide KentuckyWired I-Way broadband network, Gov. Steve Beshear, Congressman Hal Rogers, state and local officials, and citizens gathered at Hazard Community and Technical College yesterday to learn more about the project and its future.   The broadband project will begin in Eastern Kentucky and, over the next three years, will spread...

Executive order creates governing board to manage KentuckyWired broadband network

  Gov. Steve Beshear has signed an executive order creating the Kentucky Communications Network Authority and its governing board to manage the KentuckyWired open-access broadband network.   The project is designed to create high-speed Internet connectivity throughout Kentucky. According to a press release from the governor’s office, more than 3,000 miles of fiber infrastructure, often...