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Broadband

BellSouth and the Frankfort Plant Board are able to offer the latest technology, an extensive network of fiber, a full redundancy of communications operations, with 24/7/365 communications availability. Voice, data and video needs of any customer can be easily handled within Frankfort’s existing communications infrastructure, including commercial quality high speed point to point lines, ISDN, frame relay and digital subscriber lines. Frankfort is well connected!

Energy Utilities

Kentucky has the lowest cost of electricity in the industrial sector among states east of the Mississippi River. As of December 2013, Kentucky’s rates were fourth lowest nationally and nearly 21 percent lower than the national average.

Frankfort Plant Board (FPB), the local municipal utility provider of water, electricity and telecommunications services, ranks as one of the lowest revenue per kilowatt (kWh) electric providers in a six state area. 599 power providers in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia were compared in the 2010-2011 American Public Power Association (APPA) Annual Directory and Statistical Report. The APPA report ranked FPB as the ninth (9th) lowest overall.

Did You Know?

  • Natural Gas Suppliers: Atmos Energy Corporation - 270-685-8069 Columbia Gas of Kentucky Inc - 859-288-0227

* Best efforts, no guaranteed speed.
  Consumer Down Up Business Down Up
All Broadband Yes 100 8 Yes 1000 1000
Providers (22)
  Consumer Down Up Business Down Up
Aero Communications, LLC No 0 0 Yes 1.50 1.50
APX Net, Inc No 0 0 Yes 16 12
AT&T Services, Inc. Yes 18 1 No 0 0
Birch Communications, Inc. No 0 0 Yes 3 0.80
dishNET Satellite Broadband, L.L.C. Yes 10 2 No 0 0
EarthLink Business, LLC No 0 0 Yes 3 1.50
GCI Communication Corp. No 0 0 Yes * *
GC Pivotal LLC d/b/a Global Capacity No 0 0 Yes 1.50 1.50
GTT Americas LLC No 0 0 Yes * *
HNS License Sub, LLC Yes 15 2 Yes 15 2
Level 3 Communications, LLC No 0 0 Yes 100 100
MCI Communications Corporation No 0 0 Yes 3 3
NuVox, Inc. No 0 0 Yes 50 5
Talk America Inc. d/b/a Cavalier Telephone also d/b/a Cavalier Business Communications also d/b/a Cavalier Telephone and TV No 0 0 Yes 0.77 0.77
The Electric and Water Plant Board of the City of Frankfort, KY Yes 30 3 Yes 1000 1000
Time Warner Cable Inc. Yes 50 5 Yes 1000 1000
US LEC LLC No 0 0 Yes 1.50 1.50
ViaSat, Inc. Yes 12 3 Yes * *
VSAT Systems, LLC Yes 2 1.30 Yes 2 1.30
Windstream Kentucky East, LLC Yes 100 8 Yes 10 2
Windstream Norlight, Inc. No 0 0 Yes 10 1.50
XO Communications Services, LLC No 0 0 Yes 1.50 1.50
Technologies (8)
  Consumer Down Up Business Down Up
ADSL2, ADSL2+ Yes 18 1 No 0 0
Asymmetric xDSL Yes 100 8 Yes 12 12
Cable Modem – DOCSIS 1, 1.1 or 2.0 Yes 30 3 Yes 30 3
Cable Modem – DOCSIS 3.0 Yes 50 5 Yes * *
Cable Modem other than DOCSIS 1, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, or 3.1 No 0 0 Yes 16 3
Optical Carrier / Fiber to the end user No 0 0 Yes 1000 1000
Other Copper Wireline No 0 0 Yes 45 45
Satellite Yes 15 3 Yes 15 2
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Starting in 2012 the U.S. Energy Information Agency reduced the reporting requirements for “small utilities”. These utilities now submit just totals. No sector data is available after 2011 for these small utilities.
Natural gas prices are only available at the state level. Prices are average prices for the reporting period. EIA does not maintain data on the service territory of natural gas utilities.

Natural Gas Data (Price Per Thousand Cubic Feet)

State Commercial Residential Industrial
Kentucky $8.75 $10.87 $4.45