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6:57 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Louisville One Step Closer To Ultra High Speed Internet

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Louisville is set to award franchise agreements to three private companies looking to bring ultra high-speed Internet service to the city.

Companies have submitted proposals to install infrastructure that would support gigabit bandwidth fiber.   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.

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Local News
6:57 am
Wed April 16, 2014

High-Profile Bills Falter on Last Day of Kentucky General Assembly Session

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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.

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9:33 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Kentucky Senate OKs AT&T-Backed Bill Ending Landline Service Requirement

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A bill backed by AT&T that would deregulate telecommunications in Kentucky has passed the state Senate.

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.

AT&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.

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