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Kenergy Announces start of high-speed internet construction

On Tuesday, August 9 it was announced by Kenergy that they are partnering with internet service provider Conexon Connect (CC) in order to bring world-class broadband to rural areas across the state. This is Connect’s first partnership in KY, and will deliver high-speed internet access to homes and businesses across 14 counties: Hancock, Daviess, Henderson,…

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Kenergy files to create broadband network

On September 10, Kenergy Corporation filed paperwork with the state Public Service Commission to construct a high-speed fiber optic cable broadband Internet system. The system covers the counties of Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Webster, Breckinridge, Union, Crittenden, Caldwell, Lyon and Livingston. In its filing, Kenergy asked the PSC’s permission to “construct a…

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Quarles queried about rural Internet, solar farms

After making his opening remarks, Kentucky Department of Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Ryan F. Quarles opened the floor to questions. The topic quickly went from agriculture to the Internet. “How much longer do we have to go to get broadband here in rural Kentucky,” Randy Stroup, owner of First Class Services asked. State Representatives Suzanne Miles…

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Kenergy rate hike halted till September

A Kenergy rate increase that was supposed to affect residential electric bills starting next week has been put on hold for up to five months. The Public Service Commission, which regulates member-owned utilities like Kenergy, ruled on March 25 that it won’t be able to make a decision on a proposed rate increase before the…

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FCC rates Hancock last in internet, in 14 county area

In a ruling that highlighted Hancock County as the worst of 14 counties in the Kenergy service area in terms of internet availability, the Public Service Commission ruled last week that it would allow Kenergy to make a one-time capital investment in Kenect, its for-profit broadband subsidiary, while denying the electric co-op’s other requests. Now…

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