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Commonwealth Technology News

Groundbreaking for Exstream Software at UK's Coldstream Research Campus
Gov. Fletcher and other dignitaries break ground
for Exstream Software's new world headquarters
on UK's Coldstream Research Campus.

Gov. Fletcher Breaks Ground at Future Site of Exstream Software World Headquarters
On July 27, Gov. Ernie Fletcher helped break ground on the future headquarters facility for one of the world’s fastest-growing technology companies. 

PSC Approves Bellsouth Merger with AT&T 
On July 25, the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) approved the merger of BellSouth Corp. with AT&T, Inc.

Technology Improvements Benefit State Park Visitors
Visitors to Kentucky’s 17 state resort parks will benefit from three technological improvements that are nearing completion.

Gov. Fletcher Announces Statewide Electronic Health Records Program
Kentucky has launched a statewide electronic health records (EHRs) program by creating a database of newborn babies.

Kentucky's Streamlined Sales Tax Project Delivers Impressive Results
Kentucky’s recently completed Streamlined Sales Tax (SST) project is paving the way to simplified sales and use tax collection and administration in the commonwealth.

Social Services Staff to Receive Upgraded Technology
Staff from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services recently discussed a technology pilot that included cellular phones, 5-megapixel digital cameras and laptop computers.

Kentucky's Battle of Perryville Available for Virtual Tour
On July 24, Kentucky's Perryville Battlefield became the second battlefield in the nation available for virtual tour. Battlefield scenes, maps and vistas may be explored online at the Civil War Preservation Trust Web site.

Gov. Fletcher Announces New ConnectKentucky Partners
Gov. Ernie Fletcher recently announced the addition of four companies to the ConnectKentucky partnership.

KY Students To Design, Build, Launch and Operate State Satellite
A coalition of Kentucky universities and organizations recently announced the creation of KentuckySat, a joint enterprise to design, build, launch and operate small satellites for education, research and economic innovation purposes.

State Auditor’s Office wins National Excellence in Accountability Award
The National State Auditor’s Association (NSAA) recently announced their selection of the Kentucky State Auditor's Office for the prestigious 2006 NSAA Excellence in Accountability Award for a special project.

Lt. Gov. Steve Pence Presents Grant Funding to Domestic Violence Shelters in Louisville and Lexington
On June 29, Lt. Gov. Steve Pence delivered grant checks of $2,500 each to the Center for Women and Families in Louisville and the Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program in Lexington.  The funding was made possible through Verizon Wireless and its HopeLine® program.

National Tech Stories
State Stat

Computer and Broadband Use Among Kentucky Adults

The following statistics are from a recent ConnectKentucky research report entitled Broadband Adoption and Barriers to use Among Kentucky Adults.

Broadband Adoption and Barriers To Use Among Kentucky Adults

Nearly 70 percent of adults in Kentucky report having a computer in their home, and 60 percent of adults report having Internet access at home.  In absolute terms, these ratios convert to approximately 2.1 million adults with a computer and 1.9 million with access to the Internet at home.

Over half of adults with Internet access at home have broadband, including 29 percent with DSL service and 22 percent with cable modem service.  This converts to 32 percent of the adult population or one million adult residents with broadband at home.

For comparison, across the entire U.S. 53 percent of home users and 33 percent of all adults have a broadband connection.

The complete research report can be found here.

COT Trivia Question of the Month

Question:  What percentage of Kentucky adults have Internet access at home?

Answer:  60 percent of Kentucky adults have Internet access at home according to a recent ConnectKentucky research report entitled Broadband Adoption And Barriers To Use Among Kentucky Adults (see State Stat, above, for additional details).  The increased use of the Internet by Kentucky citizens is pushing state government to continue to increase the number of online services available at  

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COT Trivia Question of the Month

What percentage of Kentucky adults have Internet access at home?

(See the answer at the bottom of this page.)


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