Nearly $1.1 billion grant to deliver high-speed internet to every Kentuckian

26 Jun 2023


FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear said the state has secured a nearly $1.1 billion federal grant, the largest public investment in high-speed internet in the state’s history, bringing affordable, reliable high-speed internet service to every Kentuckian.

“Today is a historic day for Kentucky! Thanks to the support from the federal government, we are going to help connect every family, community and business to high-speed internet,” Gov. Beshear said. “Never before have we seen this type of investment in high-speed internet, and with it comes new infrastructure, more good jobs for our families and a boost to our already booming economy.”

The President announced Kentucky’s funding allocation through the $42.45 billion Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program, created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law of 2021, the country’s largest-ever investment in high-speed internet. With today’s announcement, Kentucky has received more than $1.6 billion in total high-speed internet funding since the American Rescue Plan Act was passed in March 2021.

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