Goal 1. Broadband


Increase the availability of affordable high-speed broadband, through fiber, to businesses and residents; and increase adoption rates throughout the SOAR region


  1. Complete the construction of the middle-mile effort, KentuckyWired, while involving existing local internet service providers in the process

  2. Generate immediate local economic activity by facilitating career pathway training opportunities for displaced workers to be retrained into the fiber installation and maintenance industry to support the deployment of fiber throughout the region

  3. Support the development of community-based strategic plans to determine the best method to improve broadband availability and affordability in their community by partnering with KentuckyWired (Last-Mile Action Team)

  4. Ensure stakeholders working in the region understand and work collectively to increase the high economic impact uses of broadband including remote work opportunities and eCommerce

  5. Develop and implement a structured approach to last mile development in the SOAR region (Last-Mile Action Team)