​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Office of Broadband Development

The Office of Broadband Development was established in 2022 as the central broadband planning and coordination entity to encourage, foster, develop, and improve broadband within the Commonwealth. The Office aims to improve broadband accessibility for unserved and underserved communities and populations, drive job creation, promote innovation, and expand markets for Kentucky businesses and industries, and serve the needs of Kentucky's agricultural, educational, health care, and public safety systems, governmental operations, and citizens.​​​​​​

BEAD Program Updates

For information on the BEAD Challenge Process, please visit the KY BEAD Challenge Portal.

​​​​​BEAD Challenge Portal

Notification of Challenges Received for Providers with No Registered User

June 17, 2024: Challenges were received for the following internet service providers for which there is no registered user in the KY BEAD Challenge Portal:

  • Altius Communications
  • Bluegrass Fiber
  • Bowling Green Municipal Utilities
  • Campus Communications Group, Inc.
  • Electric Plant Board of the City of Glasgow, KY
  • e-tel
  • Henderson Municipal Power & Light
  • Shentel
  • Twin Lakes Telephone Cooperative Corporation
  • Verizon Communications Inc.

Providers have until July 17, 2024 (20 business days from date of notice) to respond to these challenges. These providers have also been notified by email.

BEAD Subgrantee Selection Process Webinars

The Office of Broadband Development will conduct a Subgrantee Selection Process webinar on July 16, 2024 at 11:00AM EDT. This initial webinar will cover Kentucky's BEAD pre-application requirements and process.