A statewide initiative to bring faster, more reliable internet to
Kentucky was announced Tuesday in . Frankfort
Internet speed and accessibility have lagged behind the rest of the nation far
too long. This partnership puts us on the path to propel the Commonwealth
forward in education, economic development, health care, public safety and much
more,” said Governor Steve Beshear Tuesday while he and U.S. Representative Hal
Rogers announced the commonwealth's partnership with Macquarie Capital. Kentucky
“We are on an aggressive timeline and believe that the
Macquarie team’s technical capabilities and history of
innovative solutions are the best fit for this important project,” Beshear
Fiber will be available in all 120 counties, and
Eastern Kentucky will be the first priority area for the
When completed, more than 3,000 miles of fiber will be in place across the state.
Beshear says that the
portion of the project will be completed in less than two years.