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The Office of Broadband Outreach and Development (OBOD) is making funds available to support two community planning engagements in the eastern portion of Kentucky. Communities in the Appalachian Regional Commission area, coal-producing counties, and Promise Zone counties are eligible to apply for this opportunity.



Gov. Beshear discusses SOAR 10.5.15




An Introduction to Broadband Planning - How to build stakeholder involvement in your region
Nov. 24, 2015 / 11 a.m. (EST)
From commerce, education, healthcare and government services, the demand for more advanced, reliable, and affordable broadband is challenging local communities to develop effective strategies for connecting their citizens, businesses, and institutions. This webinar will provide an introduction to broadband planning, and will cover among other aspects, how to identify public sector, businesses, industrial and other organizational resources and to build stakeholder involvement in your region.

To help communities and providers prepare, the Finance and Administration Cabinet has contracted with CTC Technology and Energy to offer a series of free webinars. More...


Today, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration released "BroadbandUSA: Guide to Federal Funding of Broadband Projects." As the title suggests, the report contains federal funding sources that could aid in state broadband deployment, adoption and access.

“KentuckyWired – the Commonwealth’s Future Broadband Reality”

The Kentucky Broadband Outreach and Strategic Planning Project is managed by the Commonwealth’s Office of Broadband Outreach & Development to promote broadband strategic planning and accelerate broadband development across Kentucky. These activities offer communities assistance in successfully leveraging the benefits of high speed, high capacity fiber.

The project supports KentuckyWired/KY I-Way initiative’s goals to prepare “Fiber Ready” communities, businesses and citizens all across the Commonwealth from border to border. A “Fiber Ready” community supports Broadband adoption in a manner that has a positive impact to a community’s socioeconomic status. You can find it here.

The Broadband Planning Facilitation and Training Services Request for Proposal (RFP 1600000022) was released on July 27, 2015. More information can be found on the Finance Cabinet’s eProcurement page (

The RFP is available at


Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear speaks on the importance of high-speed internet in Kentucky


Broadband Map



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Broadband Map - Click the image above to see a map of broadband availability in Kentucky

Brian E. Kiser, Executive Director
Dana Case, Program Administrator


Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development

702 Capitol Avenue, Room 460

Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-4421

Toll Free: (855) 564-6680





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Broadband Planning
The Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development has created a new Web resource for broadband planning and community outreach. You can find it here.


Commonwealth Healthcare Network Fund


The Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) will provide a 65% SUBSIDY on eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity for not-for-profit healthcare facilities that are aligned for participation through a consortium. More



The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) recently released its Broadband Adoption Toolkit, a document aimed at sharing best practices developed from broadband adoption and digital literacy projects funded by the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). The toolkit provides specific examples from BTOP recipients describing the strategies and practices that worked best for their broadband adoption programs.

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