FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

What will KentuckyWired do for our State?

The Kentucky Information Highway 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. The project will significantly improve connectivity, increase speeds, and offer some of the fastest broadband capacity in the United States.

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How long is the route?

The fiber optic network will be approximately 3,400 miles once completed, spanning Kentucky’s 120 counties.

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What do you mean by “fiber,” “high-speed,” and “high-capacity”?

Fiber cable is a bundle of tiny glass strands that can be used to transmit data. The ability to transmit information over the fiber optic cable depends on the hardware (or equipment) on the ends. The hardware, like a light switch, controls the beam of light the information travels on. Actively engaged hardware means fiber …

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How long will construction take?

Engineering and Design Construction began in late 2015.  Site construction began across the Commonwealth in 2016.  The state was sectioned into Fiber Optic Rings, 1A, 1B, 2, 3, 4, and 5.  Rings are scheduled to be completed in 2020.

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How will the fiber cable be installed?

Aerial construction which will involve approximately 2,900 miles of aerial fiber installation; underground construction will involve 500 miles of underground fiber installation. Both aerial and underground construction will be completed by many crews working across the project footprint. Aerial construction crews will typically be composed of about 4 to 6 craftspeople, with one pole truck …

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What procedures should concerned landowners use?

Concerned landowners should call 1-888-511-9918 to leave a message or contact a live person.

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How will landowners be affected?

NG-KIH DBLLC Contractors will arrive on site the day construction begins and commence with aerial or buried placement of fiber. Fiber placement should take no longer than 1 or 2 days on any one property. The crew will return within a couple months to splice/test, which should take no longer than 1 or 2 days.  Members of …

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Who will be impacted by KentuckyWired?

Many residents in the Commonwealth of Kentucky will be positively impacted by the KentuckyWired fiber optic network, as it will significantly improve connectivity and speeds, and enhance communication throughout the counties. The KentuckyWired project will benefit health care and education systems, industrial and government businesses, and all members of the community.

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