A state-guided broadband expansion plan in Kentucky that looked to serve as a national model is now submerged in controversy. Connect Kentucky supposedly had helped increase broadband penetration to about 90% in the state, but the site Public Knowledge reports that figure to be highly questionable. Public Knowledge Communications Director Art Brodsky also notes the scattershot history of the project with the involvement of BellSouth (now AT&T). These revelations come as Connect Kentucky has morphed into a national model for broadband success called Connected Nation.
- check out Brodsky's piece at Public Knowledge