Collapse of broadband internet project might threaten Kentucky’s 'entire economy'

Lexington Herald Leader: Kentucky’s ambitious project to build a high-speed internet network across the state could fall through if the legislature does not approve funding this weekend to settle outstanding claims by contractors, according to a bond-rating service.

The administration of Gov. Matt Bevin worked out a deal to resolve unbudgeted costs to contractors on the Kentucky Wired project — and cut down some risk of more claims — but the legislature has not approved funding for the settlement.

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