The beginning stages of a plan to bring high-speed, reliable internet access to homes and businesses is underway in Kentucky.
The General Assembly this year approved $300 million for a "last mile" broadband expansion project that focuses on under-served areas of the state.
State Budget Director John Hicks gave an update this week to the legislature’s Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue. He said a Request for Information, or RFI, will be issued in a couple of weeks.
“It’s purpose is to ask the providers and municipalities, and other government agencies their ideas, comments and their suggestions," Hicks said. "We don’t know what we don’t know, and so we want to avail ourselves of their expertise before we finalize our process.”