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Customers on WK&T's new Flite fiber project can expect internet speeds up to 60 megabytes per second. WK&T Sales and Product Manager Michael Lee speaks with Kate Lochte about the fiber construction, how the project began, and what it means for home and business owners in their nine county service area. 

WK&T Halfway Through Broadband Project

Jun 28, 2013

Officials with the West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Cooperative say they are nearing the halfway point in a project to provide the region with high-speed fiber-optic service.

The more-than $120 million project has 700 miles of broadband cable left to install, leaving the final, and lengthier exchange process left. Officials in 2009 announced a switch from the slower copper lines to the 20 percent faster fiber-optic cable.

WK&T Marketing and Sales Manager Michael Lee says that was an important decision for the company’s more-than twenty-thousand customers.

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Lane restrictions in parts of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area begin today as workers begin to install fiber optic cable lines to improve communications in the forest. The work starts today along Forest Road 165 near Wranglers Campground and is expected to last about 30 days. Expect one-lane traffic with alternating flow.

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A major project to install fiber optic broadband service in western Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee is nearing its midpoint. West Kentucky and Tennessee Telecom crews have finished installation in the Graves County towns of Fancy Farm, Wingo, and Farmington, reaching more than 2,000 rural customers.

AT&T Outage Affects MSU, Area Schools

Aug 22, 2012

A severed AT&T fiber optic line in Bowling Green caused an internet outage at Murray State University and some area schools. MSU Network Services Manager Tommy Phillips says the outage affected internet as well as 3G and Edge network services. The outage last around two hours, from just before noon to just before 2 p.m.