Connected Nation Exchange (CNX) has been awarded a contract to work on behalf of Warren County, Kentucky to advance the county´s goal to provide fiber-based broadband services throughout the county, the company said.
Under the contract, CNX will develop various technical and financial models to identify the best path for establishing public-private partnerships to invest in infrastructure and provide advanced broadband services to county residents, businesses and community anchor institutions such as schools, libraries, healthcare and public safety agencies.
The effort has been accelerated by the start of construction of the state´s new “KentuckyWired” middle mile network, which will provide every Kentucky county more options to develop faster, cheaper high-speed networks locally.
KentuckyWired is the statewide network of fiber optic lines that will carry high-speed Internet into specific locations in every county. From that point, local private or public Internet service providers (ISPs) can lease affordable fiber access and connect their last-mile network to the KentuckyWired network to provide broadband to individual homes and businesses. Because KentuckyWired is an “open access” system, any ISP may lease fiber connectivity.
CNX expands broadband opportunities by providing broadband public-private partnership expertise, including technical and financial modeling and feasibility analysis, complete planning and project management, design and engineering services, and network operation and monetization support resulting in new services for communities and faster time to market for broadband and communications providers.