Appalachian News-Express 9-9-17
Name: Tim Hagan Role on the Project: Utility Coordination Manager – Aerial Make Ready My Story: My role as a Utility Coordination Manager involves the Aerial Make Ready process and puts me in a key position that is most critical for the success of the aerial construction of the fiber network. It is one of […]
The KentuckyWired Project has taken flight with the first aerial Fiber Optic Cable being placed in Lexington, KY in July 2017. The DBLLC will soon have crews working across the Commonwealth to provide the 3400+ Middle Mile project. The project will place Kentucky as the first in the nation to have this high speed […]
The DBLLC team volunteered at God’s Pantry Food Bank in June 2017 to assist in their mission to reduce hunger in Kentucky. The team helped label over 6,000 cans of food, which will be distributed throughout the region. The event was so well attended by the members of the DBLLC, they have decided to […]
Name: Elree F. Canty Role on the Project: As a Field Construction Manager, Elree oversees field inside and outside plant operations which include underground, aerial, and building entry construction statewide. My Story: Elree Canty has a combined 13 years of utility experience in both natural gas and telecommunications working in project controls, project engineering, materials, […]
SUMMER 2017 STUDENT INTERNSHIPS Name: Bethany Edwards Role on the Project: Project Engineer – Student Intern My Story: I am a junior Construction Management major at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, KY. I began my studies at EKU in the nursing program, however while browsing the variety of majors available at the university, I stumbled […]
Name: Allan Brotherson Role on the Project: Construction Ops Manager West My Story: I have over thirty-six years of Construction Management experience. I have been very fortunate to work with some of the largest companies in the world. Pacific Corp, Trans Alta, Newmont Gold and the Ledcor Group, in the United States and International sector. […]
Name: Erin Perdue Role on the Project: Field Construction Manager My Story: I am a proud mother of 4 children (2 boys and 2 girls), Luke 19, Emily 17, Noah 15 and Olivia 13, all of which are active in the Bourbon County Marching Band (2016 State Champions.) I have worked throughout the telecommunication industry […]
Name: Dean Hartnitt Role on the Project: Safety and Health Specialist “I grew up in western Oklahoma and Graduated Oklahoma State University with a (B.E.E) degree. I lived the last 16 years in Southern Missouri. I have worked in electrical and Telecommunications for 18 years. With Charter Communications, AT&T, Sprint, COX Communications. What drives and motivates me […]
Name: Mitchell Merryman Role on the Project: Underlying Rights Manager “I’m new to Kentucky and love the Bluegrass Region. I’ve worked in the acquisition of underlying rights for telecommunications systems for over 20 years in almost all of the continental United States. These projects have helped to build the telecommunications systems that traverse the […]
The Lexington Kentucky NG-KIH team was proud to partner with Toys For Tots to bring cheer to many children in the Lexington, KY area this holiday season.
Name: Kevin Booher Role on the Project: Safety Manager Let us introduce you to our staff feature of the month! Kevin Booher is the Health, Safety and Environmental Manager for the Design-Build, LLC on the Kentucky Wired project. Learn a bit more about Kevin, his professional history and what personally motivates him: Kevin grew up […]
Brian Mefford, CEO of CNX, announced on October 11 at the 2016 SmartGig Ohio Business Technology Conference a new partnership between CNX and Macquarie Capital. This new partnership offers solutions for cities and states that want to expand their broadband architecture and achieve better connectivity. Macquarie Capital and CNX plan to provide these solutions through […]
Name: Gerald Long Role on the Project: Field Engineer Manager Let us introduce you to our staff feature of the month! Gerald Long is the Field Engineer Manager for the Design-Build, LLC on the Kentucky Wired project. Learn a bit more about Gerald, his professional history and what personally motivates him: Gerald was born in […]
Name: Craig Hardin Role on the Project: Construction Operations Manager Let us introduce you to our staff feature of the month! Craig Hardin is the Construction Operations Manager for Kentucky Wired. Learn a bit more about Craig, his professional history and what personally motivates him: Originally from Knoxville, Tennessee Craig moved to southeast Kentucky in […]
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2016) – Today Gov. Matt Bevin and U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers announced that the state’s broadband initiative, KentuckyWired, is moving forward with the initial build out in eastern Kentucky followed by the rest of the state. Since announced last year, significant progress has been made in engineering, site design and surveys […]
KentuckyWired, the new statewide network of fiber optic lines will carry high-speed broadband into every single county of Kentucky. The first phase of the project, which includes Frankfort, Louisville, northern Kentucky, and areas of rural southeastern Kentucky, is anticipated to be completed by the first quarter of 2019.
FOA – Fiber Optic Association is working with local technical colleges & subcontractors to provide education and certification to engage local workers to support the Kentucky Wired project.
For more information on the KentuckyWired project please visit our contact page.