Charter has won approximately $113 million in rural broadband funding in awards made by the state of Kentucky this week. Total awards made were $196 million.
In addition, service providers will contribute matching funds totaling $190 million to bring total investment to $386 million.
A total of 56 grants were awarded, with Charter taking home 27 of them.
Funding will go toward making service available to more than 42,600 homes and businesses in 46 counties that didn’t previously have high-speed broadband. According to Kentucky Governor Andy Beshar, more than 25,000 locations are considered unserved and more than 17,000 are considered underserved.
Funding will go toward fiber broadband deployments, the state said.
Other providers that won $10 million or more include APB Partners ($21.5 million), Pennyrile Electric Cooperative ($12 million), and Cellular Services ($11.2 million).
Several other providers won less than $10 million each.
The funding came through the Kentucky Broadband Deployment Fund. Previously, awards totaling $89.1 million were made through that fund. That round also had matching funds, bringing total investment to more than $203 million.
Charter won more than half of the funding awarded in that round as well.
Additional information about Kentucky broadband, including links to state broadband funding resources, previous Telecompetitor coverage and more, can be found on the Broadband Nation page for Kentucky.