Broadband KY

 Broadband KY

Gov. Beshear discusses SOAR 10.5.15




Survey of Federal Funding for Broadband
Noon / Thursday, Oct. 15
Deploying fiber rich infrastructures in local communities is an expensive proposition and meeting those costs often requires a variety of creative applications. This webinar will cover the range of often unknown federal funding options available for local community broadband projects using a variety of creative approaches, from serving your schools to partnering with rural healthcare establishments and how to uncover resources in your community that can serve as assets in funding applications.

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...


Click here to access the Community Planning Application.


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



The displayed providers offer service in the general area of the location provided, but may not serve every address in the area. There may also be additional providers that do not appear in the list.


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

Brian E. Kiser, Executive Director
Dana Case, Program Administrator
Robin Proctor, Project Manager 


Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development

702 Capitol Avenue, Room 460

Frankfort, KY 40601

(502) 564-4421

Toll Free: (855) 564-6680





Don't have broadband service in your area?

Click here for more information about the Federal Communications Commission guidelines for obtaining broadband in your area





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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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