Groups Working to Increase Internet Access in Kentucky
A little more than 90 percent of Kentucky residents have access to high-speed or broadband Internet. In a classroom, that would be an A-. But scored on a curve, Kentucky is barely passing. The state is 40th out of 50 states for access to high-speed Internet. The Commonwealth Office of Broadband Outreach and Development, funded in part by federal stimulus money, is mapping Kentucky's broadband accessibility. Its mission is to improve Kentucky's access to high-speed Internet, which will in turn help with educational attainment and economic development, studies show.