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What is the KentuckyWired Middle Mile Project?

The KentuckyWired Middle Mile plan was contracted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to bring over 3,400 miles of high-speed, high-capacity fiber optic Internet connectivity to its 120 counties. KentuckyWired will significantly improve connectivity, increase speeds, and offer some of the fastest broadband capacity in the United States, helping to break down geographic and financial barriers to education and economic development, and help connect Kentuckians to the world.  Once completed, Kentucky will be the first state with Fiber Optic connectivity offered in every county.

A Public-Private Partnership (P3) with Macquarie Capital and a team of market specialists was created to develop the robust and reliable fiber “backbone” infrastructure. Ledcor Group of Companies and Overland Contracting Inc., a Black & Veatch Company, make up the Design Build Team (NG-KIH DBLLC Contractors) and have signed definitive agreements rolling up to the Commonwealth to help develop, design, and build the network.  KentuckyWired is currently the largest P3 Telecom project in the United States. Ledcor will operate and maintain the network for the next 30 years.

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Staff Feature of the Month – July 2019

Name: David Holder

Role on the Project: Field Engineering Manager

My Story:  I was born and raised in Central Kentucky where I learned to love everything outdoors. As a child camping, fishing, hunting, and watching Kentucky Basketball were my favorite past times. As an adult I went on to complete a degree in Drafting & Design as well as Civil Engineering Technology. After a short period of working for the KYTC, I began looking for more in my career which landed me at Big Ass Fans for a couple of years. In August of 2015 I began doing pole data collections for the DBLLC and since then I have held roles in comm make ready, power make ready, field construction, and now field engineering.

Why you joined the DBLLC:  I joined the DBLLC to pursue opportunities that will shape my career for the rest of my life. My parents were born and raised in Eastern Kentucky and I know how

 much this state needs to get up to speed with the rest of the world. Hopefully, at the end we can all say that we were a part of something great, something that changes Kentucky forever.

Construction Feature

5 Star Electric LLC recently became a business partner by joining the KentuckyWired project and demonstrating a commitment to the Employee Involvement Program (EIP). The EIP is designed to give employees an anonymous voice by observing construction activities, while looking for opportunities. A big thanks to 5 Star Electric LLC for their efforts!