The new site will help keep local officials and engaged citizens up to date on the latest news and insights pertaining to the #KentuckyWired broadband network project.
High speed Internet has been a relevant topic in all industries. Over the past year, Lexington has examined how to become a gigabit city. Mayor Jim Gray’s office, along with Commerce Lexington Inc., are surveying individuals and companies to better understand Lexington’s Internet needs and how to proceed going forward.
Preliminary estimates from a consulting firm hired by the city show the cost will be $175 to $200 million to build a fiber-optic network to increase sluggish Internet speeds and expand Internet access in Fayette County. The city hired CTC, a company that has been hired by the state and the city of Louisville, to assess the city’s current infrastructure and determine how much it will cost to build a fiber-optic network. That cost estimate is just preliminary, city officials told a committee of the Lexington Urban County Council on Tuesday.
The conference is full of excellent sessions, but these are of particular interest to Gigabit for Lexington folks
entucky is blazing a new trail for municipal broadband networks with the launch of KentuckyWired, the largest public-private partnership ever for such a project. The Bluegrass State chose Macquarie and First Solutions as its partners for this innovative open-network plan, which will complete its first portion of fiber construction by mid- 2016. entucky is blazing a new trail for municipal broadband networks with the launch of KentuckyWired, the largest public-private partnership ever for such a project. The Bluegrass State chose Macquarie and First Solutions as its partners for this innovative open-network plan, which will complete its first portion of fiber construction by mid- 2016.
Counties that lack high-speed Internet access grow slowly or not at all, according to new research by Broadband Communities magazine. Counties with the poorest Internet access are even likely to lose population. What’s more, states that prevent localities from building their own broadband networks doom poorly served areas to falling even further behind metropolitan areas.
Gov. Steve Beshear, Congressman Hal Rogers, state and local officials and hundreds of citizens gathered at Hazard Community and Technical College to learn more about KentuckyWired and how Kentucky’s future depends on reliable high speed broadband. “This is an exciting
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers will be in Hazard, Ky., on Aug. 31 to be part of the kickoff event to launch the construction of a statewide broadband network. The event and demonstration will take place at the Hazard Technical and Community College.
Advancing Broadband event coming in September Posted Date: 8/24/2015 11:00 AM As Kentucky prepares to build a statewide broadband superhighway and Lexington continues its drive to be a gigabit city, Mayor Jim Gray is inviting local officials and technology experts
Excellent new post on CNET about how Chattanooga has completely transformed itself from a “smokestack” past to a mecca for young people’s migration. Lexington’s economy is also changing. It make me wonder what a Gig will do for our