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Kentucky State Broadband Office

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Kentucky Broadband Grant Award Status

BEAD :$1.1 B

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

Treasury Capital Projects Fund: $182.8 M

Treasury Approved
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Application Window
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Awards Announced

Broadband Office Name:
Kentucky Infrastructure Authority

Parent Department:
Governor's Office

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 Investment Maps

Kentucky broadband investment map ready strength rank

Ready Strength Rank

Kentucky broadband investment map yield on cost

Yield on Cost Maps

Kentucky broadband investment map yield on cost

Pricing & Competition

Kentucky broadband investment map business establishments

Business Establishments in Underserved Areas

Kentucky broadband investment map small business establishments

Small Business Establishments

Kentucky broadband investment map REC coverage

Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) Coverage Map

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