The Kentucky broadband mapping program is a multi-year, multi-agency effort to map areas in the state that are currently served by the state’s approximately 100 broadband providers. The results from this will be integrated into a national broadband availability map, and will provide a solid foundation for future broadband
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has issued the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program Notice of Funds Availability, Docket No. 0660- ZA (July 8, 2009) (NOFA), which defines broadband as follows:
…two-way data transmission to and from the Internet with advertised speeds of at least 768 kilobits per second (kbps) downstream and at least 200 kbps upstream to end users, or providing sufficient capacity in a middle mile project to support the provision of broadband service to end users…
Kentucky’s Commonwealth Office of Technology (COT) has been designated by Governor Beshear as the single Kentucky entity eligible to receive a grant under the Broadband Data Improvement Act of 2008 (BDIA), 47 U.S.C. §§ 1301-04. COT has applied for and has been awarded this grant by the NTIA.
Pursuant to the BDIA and the NOFA, COT must collect certain data regarding the availability of broadband services, the technology used to provide service, the speed of the service, and the location of certain broadband infrastructure. COT is required to provide the data we collect to the NTIA. For this project, COT has contracted with Michael Baker Jr., Inc. (Baker) to perform the collection of the availability data from providers and data submission to NTIA. Additionally, COT has partnered with a team of geospatial and telecommunications specialists from some of the state’s universities and being led by Murray State University. This team is providing valuable independent validation of the provider data that is being collected.
The NOFA with its Technical Appendix and the NTIA Mapping Clarification specify the broadband availability information COT is required to collect. Every broadband service provider within the Commonwealth of Kentucky is requested to provide the information specified to COT in the format specified in the Data Submission Specification, Attachment A. Please note that the Technical Appendix provides for the production of information that differs by wireline versus wireless providers, and gives wireline providers various filing options.
Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Sttate Broadband Data and Development Grant Program
July 2, 2009
On August 7, 2009, NTIA released the following Notice clarifying the information collection requirements for the State Broadband Data and Development Grant Program.
Clarification of the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)
Frequently Asked Questions: Clarification of the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)
Updated August 11, 2009
Federal Program Sites
NTIA Broadband Program Site
USDA Broadband Program Site
Shows awards by State. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and use the appropriate tab to search the data. Use the “By States and Counties” tab and select State: Kentucky and then for “Counties” select the counties that you want to see. You will note the award date and communities to be served. You will need to contact the provider directly to determine timelines for buildout, costs, etc. Community Broadband
National Broadband Plan
NTIA -- November 2011 Report