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.
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Broadband planning for electric utilities: funding strategies, business options and technical considerations
Dec. 17, 2015 / 10 a.m. (EST)
Kentucky’s diverse demographic and geographic characteristics place its local electric utilities in a key position to respond to significant unmet broadband needs in the state. This webinar will address the broadband planning needs from the perspective of local electric utilities, and will cover funding strategies, business options and technical considerations in light of the unique resources local electric utilities possess.
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.
“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
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