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.

How long is the route?

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

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 …

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.

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 …

What procedures should concerned landowners use?

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

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 …

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.

14 Replies to “FAQ”

  1. We live 8 miles out of town our address is 1531 Silas miller lane Hardinsburg ky 40143. Will we be able to get the fiber optic at our home and businesses. We have a wrecker service and chicken houses. We have tried many internet options and we can’t get good service.

    1. Hello Tracy, Thank you for your inquiry about the KentuckyWired project. We are providing the “backbone” or “Middle Mile” structure for Internet Service Providers (ISP) to attach and bring Fiber to the Home or Fiber to the Business options. You may want to check with your local providers or your local governments to see if they have plans to attach to the Middle Mile and provide local service for your area.

  2. Hi, I called Windstream and asked if they have plans to attach to the Middle Mile to provide local service for my area (115 Goldenrod Lane, Smiths Grove, KY 42171). They had no idea what I was talking about. Go figure. Same crappy service every day. Can’t see any of the A1, A2, etc on the map, even when zooming in.

  3. I love how this project started as a “rural” south/east first project, but everywhere, but there, is getting it first. Places that already have great internet… and they wonder why a lot of people are pissed off…

    1. Thank you for your comments. The KentuckyWired project is designed to go into all 120 counties in the state of Kentucky. The state is divided into Rings, with Ring 1A and Ring 1B to be completed first, you may view the map on the “About” page to see the Rings. Completion for Ring 2, Ring 3, Ring 4 and Ring 5 will follow, although work is being done continually in all Rings daily. If you would like more information, feel free to fill out the Contact Information and I will gladly give you a call.

    1. Thank you for your inquiry. The KentuckyWired project will go to all 120 counties in Kentucky. This portion is the “backbone” which will allow Internet Providers to attach and bring services to the home and businesses. You may want to check with your local government and current providers to see what their plans are for Nancy, KY.

  4. Republican state Sen. Danny Carroll, the committee’s other chairman, likened salvaging KentuckyWired to trying to make lemonade from rotten lemons, but told the Courier Journal he hadn’t yet concluded if it would be best for taxpayers to abandon the project.

  5. I understand that there are two counties in Kentucky that have yet to sign on for Kentucky wired, So if Edmonson County/Brownsville doesn’t sign on for this backbone project, will Kentucky and Kentucky wired still brag about all 120 counties. Whats the status with these two counties?

  6. Who can we contact locally (Paris/Bourbon County) to aid in getting fiber into our neighborhood? We are only 2 miles away from a broadband connection as it is.

    1. Hello Chad, This project is the Middle Mile portion that allows ISP providers to attach and bring Fiber to the Home/Business Opportunities. If you would like to have a conversation about the local government providing service, I am happy to send you to the appropriate entity. Let me know and I will send you a separate email.

      1. I would like the same information please for Rural Harrison county. Who do I need to contact to make sure this will get to us in Berry, Ky?

        Thank you,
        Sharon Shanklin

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