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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.

News

Staff Feature of the Month – August 2019

Name:  Gale Williams Role on the Project:  Project Controller for the LTS portion to the DBLLC My Story:  I am a Kentuckian, born in Harlan and raised in London.  After completing my Accounting degree at George Washington University in D.C, I have worked in New Orleans, Atlanta, Houston and now Lexington as both an Accountant and Entrepreneur.  …

Staff Feature of the Month – August 2019

Name:  Gale Williams

Role on the Project:  Project Controller for the LTS portion to the DBLLC

My Story:  I am a Kentuckian, born in Harlan and raised in London.  After completing my Accounting degree at George Washington University in D.C, I have worked in New Orleans, Atlanta, Houston and now Lexington as both an Accountant and Entrepreneur.  Having lived in several different states, I have been fortunate to see, experience and learn many things that interest me including history, culture, cooking, sports and even salt-water fishing.  No matter where I lived, I always missed KY, the kind people and beautiful scenery.  My husband, Tom (also a Kentuckian) and our two fur-babies, Colonel and Rascal are happy to be back in the Bluegrass.  It’s nice to be home!

Why I joined the DBLLC:  My husband and I were living in Houston, TX for his oil and gas career.  Just as we were considering making some changes, I learned about the opportunity at Ledcor through my sister, Holly Hopkins Scoville.  Having lived in technology-oriented cities such as Atlanta and Houston, I immediately recognized the opportunity and impact this project would bring to Kentuckians.  I am honored to be a part of helping Kentucky lay a framework for a bright and successful future.

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!