Kentucky State Broadband Office

Kentucky State Broadband Office Overview

Kentucky Broadband Grant Award Status

BEAD: $1.09 B

Kentucky 5 Year Plan
Initial Proposal v1
Challenge Window
Initial Proposal v2
Application Window
Awards Announced

Treasury Capital Projects Fund: $182.8 M

Treasury Approved
Application Window
Awards Announced

Broadband Office Name:
Kentucky Infrastructure Authority

Parent Department:
Governor's Office

Kentucky Broadband Director

Meghan Sandfoss

About Kentucky Infrastructure Authority

Kentucky enacted House Bill 320, a broadband funding bill in March 2021. It relies on federal funding from the American Rescue Plan and funnels $250 million to broadband expansion in fiscal year 2021-2022, with no more than $50 million to be awarded before April 1, 2022. 


The law defines broadband as a service that provides internet connectivity with speeds of at least 25/3 Mbps.


It defines underserved areas as those where 25/3 service is not available, and unserved areas as those where 10/1 service is not available. 


State Budget Director John Hicks is helping the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to develop its last mile broadband expansion plans, according to this local news article

The Kentucky Communications Network Authority is building the state's middle mile network and has a troubled history

Kentucky Broadband Articles

Kentucky Broadband Investment Maps

Kentucky broadband investment map ready strength rank

Kentucky Map of Ready Strength Rank

Kentucky broadband investment map yield on cost

Kentucky Yield on Cost Maps

Kentucky broadband investment pricing and competition map

Kentucky Pricing & Competition Map

Kentucky broadband investment map business establishments

Kentucky Map of Business Establishments in Underserved Areas

Kentucky broadband investment map small business establishments

Kentucky Small Business Establishments Map

Kentucky broadband investment map REC coverage

Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) Coverage Map

Kentucky broadband investment map anchor institutions

Kentucky Map of Anchor Institutions

Kentucky broadband investment map provider coverage

Kentucky Provider Coverage Maps

Kentucky broadband investment map BSLs

Map of Kentucky Broadband Serviceable Locations