Statewide High-Speed Broadband Project Announced In Kentucky

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Gov. Beshear, Congressman Rogers Announce Next Steps for Statewide High-Speed Broadband Project
Broadband initiative to solidify Kentucky’s place in the new global economy

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 11, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers announced today that two requests for proposals (RFP) are being issued this month on a public-private partnership (P3) project to build critically-needed high-speed broadband Internet access to the farthest reaches of the Commonwealth.

Increasing broadband access in eastern Kentucky is a primary focus of the project.

An RFP was released today by the Commonwealth of Kentucky in conjunction with the Center for Rural Development seeking private partners to build, operate and maintain a statewide open-access, high-speed broadband network. A complementary RFP seeking equity partners for the project will be released next week. The Commonwealth…

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