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Groundbreaking announced for KentuckyWired

Project will bring broadband to every county

map5-5-15MCKEE, Ky. (July 20, 2015) — Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, co-chairs of SOAR, announced today that Aug. 31 will be the groundbreaking day for KentuckyWired, a project that when completed will bring broadband access to every county in Kentucky.

Once completed, Kentucky’s network will be one of the fastest, highest-capacity networks in the nation. No date has been announced for when the project is expected to be completed.

Jared Arnett, executive director of SOAR, also introduced two new Advisory Council members to the board, Dr. William Hacker and Douglas Jones. Hacker, a Corbin native, is a former commissioner for public health and longtime leader in health care education. Jones, of Hazard, owns Rental Pro with locations in Pikeville, London, Hazard and Somerset.