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Gov. presents $1M for Casey broadband expansion

From Crystal Staley/Scottie Ellis

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, Gov. Beshear presented a check to representatives of Cumberland Cellular for a $1,012,879 grant award announced in June, which will expand high-speed internet access to 290 households and businesses in Casey County. These grant dollars, coupled with the matching funds pledged by Cumberland Cellular, represent an overall project investment of more than $2 million.

"Today, we announced funds to bring internet access to more Kentuckians, better serve our senior citizens and ensure our sidewalks are safe and accessible," said Gov. Beshear at the event in Stanford, KY, where he also presented funds for two Lincoln County projects. "This is the infrastructure of today and of tomorrow. We're setting Kentucky up for success for years to come by investing in the communities our families call home."

The broadband funds come from a bipartisan agreement signed into law by Gov. Beshear in April 2021 that allocated $300 million in federal American Rescue Plan dollars to bring internet access to unserved and underserved communities across the commonwealth.

"Access to high-speed internet is crucial in the modern day," said Casey County Judge/Executive Randy Dial. "This funding is going to expand internet to almost 300 homes and businesses in Casey County. This will set us up for economic success and improve the well-being of people in our community."

This story was posted on 2022-11-03 21:14:06
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