KentuckyWired: Data began flowing through segment of fiber optic cable network

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Data traffic began flowing through a major segment of Commonwealth’s fiber optic cable network, KentuckyWired, on Wednesday, October 23.

They say although cable construction of Ring 1A was complete in June, the flow of data could not begin until work was complete inside the main data base centers in Frankfort and Florence.

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Data traffic is now flowing between those data base centers in a 2-week testing stage.

Ring 1A is the Louisville-to-Lexington-to-Cincinnati segment of the network, and is the first of six rings to be completed.

Completion of fiber construction in Rings 1B and 2 in Eastern Kentucky was announced at the 2019 SOAR Summit in Pikeville on September 6.

Independent certification of sites is still ongoing in those areas and is expected to be completed very soon.

The entire 3,000-mile KentuckyWired fiber optic cable network is scheduled to be completed by October of 2020.