FRANKFORT, Ky-- Kentucky's Broadband Outreach & Development Director says he's "embarrassed" the state's internet speed is the nation's 2nd-slowest, but work is underway to improve it. See the rankings here.
Brian Kiser says his office has mapped where bluegrass web access is good, bad, and where it doesn't exist, and it provides "access centers" along with Community Access Kentucky to let many folks log on.
Kiser looks for Governor Beshear's & Congressman Hal Rogers' ultra-high speed "next generation I-Way" to be complete in the next 2 to 3 years.
While web improvements that are part of "Shaping Our Appalachian Region," or "SOAR," primarily benefit the east, Kiser says the I-Way is planned to improve speed and access statewide.