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Broadband funding for Boyle secured – The Advocate-Messenger

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PRESS RELEASE

Judge Howard Hunt visited Carrollton on Tuesday to accept $2.3 million in funding on behalf of Charter Communication/Spectrum Cable to provide broadband service to underserved areas of the county.

Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman said, “Broadband is not about the future, it is needed now in Kentucky and this funding from Governor Beshear will help meet those needs across the Commonwealth.

“This is a $6.3 million project, with Charter Communications investing $4 million in matching funding for the project,” said Boyle Judge Executive Howard P. Hunt. “This funding will help the underserved population of Boyle County, many of whom rely on landlines. Fixed lines have a reliability rate of around 36%. When we have fiber right in the home, it will be life changing for their ability to communicate and learn,” Judge Hunt concluded.

The total price awarded to Charter Communications is $49 million, which contributes to a total project cost of $118 million.

“These are tough times in Kentucky. I am grateful for strong leaders who know how to lead with integrity and make tough decisions. This funding will bring high-speed Internet to all families, regardless of zip code,” said Lieutenant Governor Coleman.