Kentucky Wired broadband internet project announced in Hazard


AND I’M NEIL MIDDLETON … FIRST AT FOUR … MANY KENTUCKY LEADERS WERE HERE IN HAZARD TODAY TO ANNOUNCE A BROADBAND EXPANSION PROJECT. (steve) SOME SAY ONCE THE I-WAY PROJECT IS COMPLETE … THERE IS NO LIMIT TO HOW FAST PEOPLE CAN COMMUNICATE. (STINGER) WYMT’S TANNER HESTERBERG IS LIVE OUTSIDE HAZARD COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE WITH MORE ON THE HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT. TANNER? (TANNER LIVE SHOT) STEVE AND NEIL… RELIABLE HIGH SPEED INTERNET IS COMING TO EASTERN KENTUCKY AND FOLKS ARE EXCITED ABOUT IT. IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO CREATE JOBS, IMPROVE ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE, AND ENHANCE EDUCATION FOR OUR STUDENTS. (PKG) Hundreds of people packed the First Federal Center to celebrate the launch of the KentuckyWired I-Way broadband network. Governor Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers spearheaded the project as part of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region Initiative. SOT Beshear 24:27 You’re going to see a region transformed from a place where people are crying for jobs to a place where employers won’t be able to find enough people to fill those jobs SOT Hal 20:07 it will be costly. It will be challenging. But our children deserve access to the best educational opportunities. Our seniors deserve access to better healthcare monitoring. VO The broadband network will cover about 34-hundred miles across the state and make communication faster than ever before. (TANNER LIVE SHOT) COST IS 324 MILLION …. STATE AND FEDS ARE PAYING FOR SOME OF THAT …WE’LL TELL YOU HOW SOON OFFICIAL EXPECT THE PROJECT TO BE COMPLETED AND WHAT KIND OF JOBS IT MAY ATTRACT, COMING UP AT SIX. (2-shot) (steve) KENTUCKY’S SENIOR SENATOR MADE HIS FIRST VISIT TO HAZARD SINCE HIS ELECTION AS THE PAYING FOR SOME OF THAT …WE’LL TELL YOU HOW SOON OFFICIAL EXPECT THE PROJECT TO BE COMPLETED AND WHAT KIND OF JOBS IT MAY ATTRACT, COMING UP AT SIX. (2-shot) (steve) KENTUCKY’S SENIOR SENATOR MADE HIS FIRST VISIT TO HAZARD SINCE HIS ELECTION AS THE

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