AT&T to bring broadband to over 84K rural Kentucky homes, businesses

AT&T (NYSE: T) has set forth plans to bring broadband services to 84,000 rural households in Kentucky, further detailing its use of the second phase of the FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF-II).

Over the next six years, it will make this commitment by using $30 million in annual CAF-II funds.

Under its agreement with the FCC, the telco will use the CAF-II funds in the state's rural areas it would not typically be able to serve.

AT&T will deliver broadband speeds of up to 10/1 Mbps via a mix of traditional wireline and wireless facilities. However, it did not reveal what technology it will use to meet this commitment in Kentucky.

Kentucky is the latest in a string of states where AT&T has committed to enhance rural broadband reach.

The service provider recently said that it would use the CAF-II funding to extend 10/1 Mbps to rural Louisiana households. It is receiving about $28 million annually over the next six years to meet the FCC's CAF-II commitment in that state.

Joining fellow telcos CenturyLink and Windstream, AT&T accepted $427 million in total CAF-II funding, enabling it bring wireline, wireless broadband to rural areas in 18 states.

For more:
- see the release

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