From the rolling Appalachian Mountains to bustling city streets, Kentucky has it all, including gigabit (1,000 Mbps) service from Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) networks. That’s right, Kentucky - the state that is often used as shorthand in America politics to talk about coal country and poverty - actually has some of the fastest, most reliable Internet service in the entire country. We put together this map using the latest data sets available from the FCC to highlight how much of rural Kentucky has the gold standard in high-speed Internet service.
Cooperatives Cover Kentucky
This is just a brief snapshot using the June 2016 Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) Form 477 data set. This map shows all the FTTH infrastructure available in Kentucky according to the data submitted by ISPs. This data is reported on the census block level and may overstate coverage. Even so, the data reveals how cooperatives provide high-speed Internet service to much of rural Kentucky.
|Cooperative||Estimated Fiber Footprint*|
|Ballard Rural Telephone Cooperative||148 square miles|
|Duo County Telephone Cooperative||134 square miles|
|Foothills Rural Telephone Cooperative||841 square miles|
|Highland Telephone Cooperative||431 square miles|
|Logan Telephone Cooperative||104 square miles|
|Mountain Rural Telephone Cooperative||1048 square miles|
|North Central Telephone Cooperative||257 square miles|
|Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative||542 square miles|
|South Central Telephone Cooperative||762 square miles|
|WK&T Telecom (West Kentucky Rural Telephone Cooperative)||1019 square miles|