2:47PM June 15, 2021
I got this email the other day, and I am assuming the once projected early winter 2021 completion is not happening? I was just so excited oh well that's life. I know it is not GCC and just want to thank you all for your hard work. Maybe one these days far Western Kentucky will stop screwed by its own state!!!!
I am writing because we have temporarily delayed the start of construction on the Gibson Connect fiber network; and we want to explain why we’ve reluctantly made this difficult decision.
As you may know, the Commonwealth of Kentucky has committed to offer grant opportunities for rural broadband expansion. This is extremely good news for you as a Gibson EMC member-owner and as a future Gibson Connect subscriber since it can help us make high-speed internet service available to you much more affordably. We’ve worked diligently to hold costs down and we have applied for all available State and Federal funding in an effort to be good stewards of your cooperative’s funds and protect your future costs.
Unfortunately, to be eligible to apply for the Kentucky grant funds, we cannot begin work in your area at this time. We have already performed all of the preliminary planning work, so as soon as the opportunity becomes available, we will begin construction. And once we have definitive information from the State, we will communicate a timeline.
Again, we sincerely apologize that these circumstances are causing a delay, but we are thankful for the opportunity to provide this essential service more economically with Kentucky’s funding support. Thank you for your continued patience and your support of Gibson Connect.
Gibson EMC and Gibson Connect