Sign the Petition: Tell Lawmakers to Expand Broadband in KY

CONNECT THE FUTURE KENTUCKY

OUR AGENDA: CONNECT MORE KENTUCKIANS AND DO IT QUICKLY

Access to reliable, high-speed internet service is more important than ever, but nearly 300,000 Kentuckians still can’t get connected. Even more lack the basic skills or technology necessary to put it to use.

Our mission is plain and simple: we seek to shape public policy to create an environment that encourages investment in expanding broadband deployment throughout Kentucky.

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Help Speed Rural Broadband Deployment in Kentucky

Common Sense Solutions

The benefits of high-speed internet are undeniable. But a series of barriers exist today that slow or prevent high-speed internet from reaching many areas. We’re calling for common-sense solutions to address financial, legal, regulatory, technological, and commercial obstacles that inhibit bringing broadband to all Kentuckians.

For example, some of the first obstacles we should tackle are the unnecessary delays and burdensome expenses associated with the process of attaching broadband infrastructure to utility poles, which is the primary means of getting high-speed internet into unserved, rural areas of Kentucky.

Addressing these types of roadblocks will help bring high-speed broadband access to more people, and will help empower Kentuckians to find the opportunities they need to thrive in the 21st Century.

OUR COALITION SUPPORTERS

Kentucky

Internet Access Matters.

300k
Nearly 300,000 Kentuckians, mostly in the state’s rural areas, lack access to wireline broadband, according to the FCC.
The high cost of replacing old utility poles, particularly in Eastern Kentucky, inhibits broadband expansion.
40th
BroadbandNow ranks Kentucky 40th in broadband access. We can do better.

News & Updates

CTF Supporters National Grange & Charter Communications Join ITIF Discussion on “How to Bridge the Rural Broadband Gap Once and For All”

Despite ongoing efforts and billions of dollars spent, more than 14.5 million Americans are still without broadband access. The digital divide is

Broadband Supporters Highlight Critical Need for Utility Pole Access Reform in New Letter to Congress

27 Organizations Unite Under the Connect the Future (CTF) Banner Urging Congress to Address Impediments & Cost Drivers that Inhibit Successful

Red Bird Mission Urges Kentucky Public Service Commission to Expand Broadband to Unserved, Appalachian Communities

On Monday, the Executive Director of Red Bird Mission and Red Bird Clinic Kari Collins penned an op-ed in the Lexington Herald-Leader urging leaders
CTF Supporters National Grange & Charter Communications Join ITIF Discussion on “How to Bridge the Rural Broadband Gap Once and For All”
Despite ongoing efforts and billions of dollars spent, more than 14.5 million Americans are still without broadband
Broadband Supporters Highlight Critical Need for Utility Pole Access Reform in New Letter to Congress
27 Organizations Unite Under the Connect the Future (CTF) Banner Urging Congress to Address Impediments & Cost
CTF Kentucky Coalition Supporter Spotlight: Kentucky Youth Advocates
Kentucky Youth Advocates was founded with the mission of creating a better Kentucky for all of our children. Simply put
Kentucky Academy of Physicians: “Telehealth Depends on Broadband”
On March 25, President of the Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians Dr. Asha Sharma penned a letter to the editor of
Teach for America Appalachia, Connect the Future KY & Charter Communications: Broadband Access Critical to KY Students’ Success
As this past year has proven, reliable access to high-speed broadband is critical to Kentucky students’ educational

Resources

CEDIK Digital Divide County Data Profiles

Principles For Broadband Expansion

What They Are Saying in Kentucky

Join Connect The Future Kentucky

Do you want to connect more Kentuckians to the future? Do you want to strengthen our economy, expand opportunity, and usher in a better future for our commonwealth and our country?

If so, we want you to stand with us. The more leaders who get involved, the more we will accomplish, and the more good we’ll do for Kentuckians and the Commonwealth.

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