Good things are coming for the rural areas of Daviess County!
The Broadband Funding Bill, otherwise known as ‘House Bill 320’, unanimously passed the Kentucky State House and Senate late Tuesday afternoon.
HB320 will clear the way for rural electric cooperatives to feasibly provide broadband service to areas of the commonwealth that are currently unserved or underserved. The bill defines “unserved” and “underserved” areas as places where download and upload speeds are below minimums. The bill allocated $250 million into rural broadband internet expansion across the state.
The bill also gives the Public Service Commission (PSC) authority to hear complaints about outages in broadband service and requires broadband providers to have a system strong enough to prevent seasonal outages.