New online tool to keep citizens informed of progress on Commonwealth’s high-speed data network
LEXINGTON, Kentucky (18 November 2015) – KentuckyWired Middle Mile Project, the Commonwealth’s broadband initiative aimed at enhancing public services and increasing statewide internet access, today announced a new website to keep citizens updated on the project and answer questions about how they may be affected by construction.
The website’s address is www.kentuckywiredproject.com.
It will feature news about project milestones and information about the network benefits. The site will list contact information for residents and answer frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the network’s build-out.
The KentuckyWired Middle Mile Project is being deployed through a public-private partnership between the Commonwealth and a team that includes Macquarie Capital, Ledcor Group of Companies, First Solutions and Black & Veatch. Construction of the network will be performed by a joint venture of Ledcor and Overland Contracting Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Black & Veatch.
“Residents and business owners can now learn more about how the project will affect them and improve the Commonwealth’s quality of life. Citizens can get answers to common questions or determine who to contact for assistance as this vital project rolls out across Kentucky.”
Dean Siegrist, associate vice president for Black & Veatch’s telecommunications business
KentuckyWired will offer some of the fastest broadband capacity in the United States. It will help raise the Commonwealth’s global profile and expand information access for educators, students, businesses and citizens. First responders will also have improved communication during emergencies.
“We are extremely pleased to join the other consortium members in committing to build the KentuckyWired network and operate it for the next 30 years,” said Scott Lyons, COO, Ledcor Technical Services. “We look forward to working with the Commonwealth of Kentucky to extend Kentucky's fiber optic network across the state and help increase connectivity, enhance public services, and spur economic development."
- KentuckyWired will consist of more than 3,000 miles of fiber optic cable when completed in 2018.
- The network will cross all 120 Kentucky counties and connect approximately 1,100 government and public facilities.
- The network will allow private sector access.
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