AT&T http://wfpl.org en Louisville One Step Closer To Ultra High Speed Internet http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-one-step-closer-ultra-high-speed-internet <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville is set to award franchise agreements to three private companies looking to bring </span>ultra high-speed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Internet service to the city.</span></p><p>Companies have submitted proposals to install infrastructure that would support gigabit bandwidth fiber.&nbsp;&nbsp; The service would provide access to internet speeds up to 100 times faster than what is currently being offered, according to Ted Smith, the director of the city’s Office for Economic Growth and Innovation.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:57:07 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9745 at http://wfpl.org Louisville One Step Closer To Ultra High Speed Internet High-Profile Bills Falter on Last Day of Kentucky General Assembly Session http://wfpl.org/post/high-profile-bills-falter-last-day-kentucky-general-assembly-session <p>FRANKFORT—Kentucky lawmakers squabbled until midnight, turning the final day of the 2014 Kentucky General Assembly into a last-minute dash that saw many promising bills fail to clear the House and Senate.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:57:39 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9148 at http://wfpl.org High-Profile Bills Falter on Last Day of Kentucky General Assembly Session Kentucky Senate OKs AT&T-Backed Bill Ending Landline Service Requirement http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-senate-oks-att-backed-bill-ending-landline-service-requirement <p>A bill backed by AT&amp;T that would deregulate telecommunications in Kentucky has passed the state Senate.</p><p>Senators voted 34 to 4 on Thursday in favor of the bill. It would end requirements for telephone service providers to offer landlines to urban areas. It would also prohibit the Public Service Commission from arbitrating consumer complaints over broadband services.</p><p>AT&amp;T contends the legislation will allow it to invest in high-speed broadband and Internet telephone services, and that the bill won’t affect existing services in rural areas.</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:33:03 +0000 Jonathan Meador 8428 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Senate OKs AT&T-Backed Bill Ending Landline Service Requirement