VERSAILLES, Ky. – The Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) recently completed their first college site transition to KentuckyWired and its gigabit broadband network at Somerset Community College.
The KentuckyWired network will allow KCTCS access to enhanced technology services for educational advancement and community outreach.
“A primary goal of the KentuckyWired project is to provide reliable, high-speed internet to the commonwealth’s higher education institutions, such as KCTCS,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “Connecting the first KCTCS location is an important step towards meeting that goal. KCNA is excited about the opportunity to provide KCTCS faster internet statewide.”
With nodes in all 120 counties in the state, the KentuckyWired network is a middle-mile project connecting community colleges, universities, government offices, state police posts, state parks and other government institutions to the internet. It is significant for all Kentuckians because anywhere along the path, internet service providers can connect to the network to bring faster, more reliable broadband to households and businesses.
“This is all about helping our students and other fellow Kentuckians who need access to reliable broadband,” KCTCS President Paul Czarapata said. “I’m pleased to see this new service come to fruition at our college in Somerset and look forward to having more of our colleges transition soon.”
Kentucky Community and Technical College System is the commonwealth’s largest postsecondary institution with 16 colleges and more than 70 campuses. It also is Kentucky’s largest provider of workforce training, dual credit classes and online education. Through partnerships with business and industry, it aligns programs to meet the needs of local employers.
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