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.
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Community planning webinar: Best Practices for Getting Your Community Fiber-Ready
Thurs., Sept. 24 – 9 am CT/10 am ET
Presenter: Joanne Hovis, President, CTC Technology and Energy
Broadband has become a critical infrastructure for communities in the 21st century and high quality broadband services, whether wireline or wireless, require wired infrastructure in the form of fiber optics. This webinar will address how you can get your community “fiber-ready.” It will cover best practices used by localities to facilitate construction of fiber-based networks through a range of technical and process strategies, regardless of whether the network is built by a private partner or by the community itself.
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 beginning Sept. 24. More...
“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 (http://eprocurement.ky.gov).
The RFP is available at https://emars.ky.gov/online/vss/AltSelfService
Click here to access the Community Planning Application.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear speaks on the importance of high-speed internet in Kentucky