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KentuckyWired Wins The Bond Buyer’s 2015 Deal of the Year Award
Kentucky’s tax-exempt bond financing deal won the coveted 2015 Deal of the Year award from The Bond Buyer. Kentucky, one of eight semifinalists, won the honors for its $232 million public-private partnership (P3) to bring high-speed Internet to all 120 of the state's counties.

The offering, which also won the Deal of the Year award for the Southeast region, forged new territory in the P3 market with its unique, first-of-its-kind approach to broadband connectivity on a statewide basis, and was the first non-transportation P3 to use a tax-exempt governmental purpose bond structure that achieved full risk transfer.
The bonds were also issued in a fixed-rate structure with quarterly principal amortization to further reduce annual interest expense, another first for a P3 deal.
For more than a decade, the editors of The Bond Buyer have selected outstanding municipal bond transactions for recognition. The 2015 awards, which were distributed at a ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, drew nominations that represent the diverse range of communities and public purposes served by the municipal finance market.
Webinars a success!
To help communities and providers prepare for expanded broadband, the Finance and Administration Cabinet recently contracted with CTC Technology and Energy to offer a series of free webinars on a variety of of broadband topics. Click here to download them.  
The Commonwealth is pleased to announce that The Broadband Planning Facilitation and Training Services Request for Proposal (RFP 1600000022) has been awarded to three vendors.  The vendors will provide broadband planning, facilitation and training services statewide on behalf of the Commonwealth’s Office of Broadband Outreach and Development.

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.
  • UPDATE 12/02/15
    Community Planning Application is now closed.  Thank you for your submittals. We will be evaluating the applicants with plans to make the award in December.  Check back for further details.​


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.


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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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