SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – More than 7,000 homes and businesses in Bullitt County will be equipped with fiber-optic high-speed Internet access for the first time.
“I would like to commend Kinetic for investing in high-speed fiber internet that will benefit 19,000 Kentucky homes and businesses here and throughout our great Commonwealth,” Governor Andy Beshear said.
Fiber network provider Kinetic and government officials made the announcement on Tuesday. Kinetic plans to complete laying underground fiber optic cables for the Bullitt County Fiber Optic Project by January 2023, according to the release.
“High-speed Internet is a key part of our plan to build a better Kentucky,” Beshear said. “It keeps Kentuckians connected to school, health services and family, and is also critical to the success of our state’s economy and the creation of future jobs.”
“The Kentucky Legislature recognizes the importance of fiber and broadband and has worked with industry leaders to pass legislation that encourages fiber deployment,” said State Senator Michael Nemes, ( A) Shepherdsville. “Bullitt County is fortunate to have community partners like Kinetic, and I appreciate their investment in the community.”
“I am very happy for the citizens of Bullitt County,” State Representative Thomas Huff (R) Shepherdsville said. “Thank you Kinetic for investing in our community which will allow us to compete on a global scale with any other region in the world.”
Huff said high-speed fiber internet will bolster Bullitt County’s economic development efforts and provide residents with “well-paying jobs.”
“Fiber in our community will not only help our economic development efforts, but will also help us attract new economy jobs,” said Bullitt County Executive Judge Jerry Summers. “Our citizens will now be able to work and do their homework at home, which has been somewhat difficult during the pandemic. I want to thank Kinetic for being a community partner.
The Zoneton fiber project is part of a multi-year, $2 billion capital investment strategy to expand gigabit internet service, according to the release.
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