LONDON, Ky. – Faster broadband will be available to more than 8,980 Laurel County residents from Kinetic by Windstream by early 2022. As part of a $2 billion, multi-year initiative to dramatically expand gigabit internet service across its 18-state footprint, Kinetic is deploying fiber to bring blazing fast internet to homes and businesses in Laurel County.
Kinetic officials were joined today by Kentucky Lt. Governor Jacqueline Coleman, State Senator Brandon Storm, U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers' communications director Danielle Smoot, Laurel County Judge/Executive David Westerfield, The Center for Rural Development president/CEO Lonnie Lawson and local community leaders for a ceremony at the Laurel County Courthouse to celebrate the latest fiber expansion in the Commonwealth.
This project will connect approximately 6,640 customers in the city of London and approximately 2,340 customers in the East Bernstadt area to gig-speed (1 gigabit per second download) internet access.
As a result of Kinetic's multi-state network expansion, the company either has or will have fiber in every county it serves in Kentucky over the next couple of years. Since 2019, the company has invested $193 million to expand broadband access in the Commonwealth. Almost 92,000 locations had access to gig speeds at the end of 2020.
To learn more, visit GoKinetic.com.