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Tue February 24, 2009
Some Kentuckians Lack Internet
By Carrie Pond
Frankfort, KY – The head of Connect-Kentucky says 95 percent of the state has broadband internet access. Still, Rene True says some 89 thousand Kentucky households don't have cable, telecom services or wireless broadband. True believes completely connecting the Commonwealth is important to economic development. He says federal stimulus dollars could play a big role in that effort.
"Get that last mile to that last toughest homes to reach, because if they
could be reached by private sector dollars alone, they would have already
been served and so we really feel like the stimulus package will be able to
help us reach that last five percent."
True says many businesses promote a "work from home" approach to save money.
He says Broadband access in essential to that type of business strategy.