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Charter formally announced a recent broadband funding win from the state of Kentucky today.

The project will have a total cost of $8.8 million to bring gigabit broadband to almost 800 homes and small businesses in Garrard County.

Funding for the project will be split, with more than $5.1 million coming from Charter and more than $3.7 million from the state’s Broadband Deployment Fund. The starting speeds for the new service offering will be 300 Mbps.

Telecompetitor covered the funding win for Charter when it was announced last week. The Garrard county grant is one of 27 that Charter won in that round, which awarded funding for 56 projects in total.

Charter was the biggest winner and is slated to receive more than half of a total of $196 million in funding that was announced.

“Spectrum is bringing gigabit broadband to unserved communities across America through RDOF and other state and local programs such as our agreement with Garrard County,” Jeff Gehrig, Regional Vice President said in a press release.

Spectrum is Charter’s brand name for its broadband offering.

“Our investment is making it possible to deliver the high-value broadband, mobile, TV and voice services which is already available in parts of Garrard County. We are providing residents and small businesses superior connectivity at highly competitive prices, backed by a team of skilled local technicians and U.S.-based customer service.”

Garrard County is in the central part of the state.

Charter won $49.9 million — more than half of the funding announced — in a previous round as well. Those awards totaled $89.1 million and, with matching funds, result in total investments of $203 million. Those awards were announced in June, 2022.

Spectrum serves almost 800,000 customers and employs more than 3,200 residents of the state. The company provides a variety of residential and business services and has more than 32 million customers in 41 states.

More information about Kentucky funding programs, including links to state broadband resources and Telecompetitor coverage, can be found on Telecompetitor’s Broadband Nation page for Kentucky.

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