Federal fund will pay $30M per year for Kentucky broadband internet


LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A fund created by the Federal Communications Commission will pay AT&T $30 million a year for the next six years to make high-speed Internet available to more than 84,000 rural Kentucky homes and businesses.

The Connect America Fund was created in 2011 to expand broadband to rural areas where expansion isn’t supported economically.

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AT&T says it will deliver broadband at speeds of at least 10 megabits per second for downloads and 1 megabit per second for uploads.

The FCC said last month that nearly one-third of rural Americans lack access to such service.


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