Lexington will issue bid for fiber-optic network within next month

Lexington will issue bid for fiber-optic network within next month

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.

Kentucky Launches Public-Private Partnership for Open-Access State Broadband Network

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.