Oct. 28 - 30, 2020 | Virtual

Jamie Link

Jamie Link is the executive director of the Kentucky Communications Network Authority (KCNA), the state agency overseeing the KentuckyWired project.

KentuckyWired is a state-run project constructing over 3,000 miles of high-speed, high-capacity fiber optic cable in every county in Kentucky.  The KentuckyWired network is a "middle mile" project connecting government offices, universities, community colleges, state police posts, state parks, and other government institutions to the global internet.  Anywhere along its path, Internet Service Providers will be able to connect to the network and bring faster, more reliable internet to every corner of the Commonwealth.  Cellular providers will also be able to connect to KentuckyWired and build more cell phone towers throughout the state.  Its 288-strand fiber optic cable will serve the needs of government agencies, universities, businesses, and citizens for decades to come.