Governor Steve Beshear used his line item veto to cut more than $2 million from the state budget that would have otherwise gone to ConnectKentucky. ConnectKentucky has been pretty controversial. While the group cites progress in deploying broadband across the commonwealth, some IT professionals have said it’s all puffery.
ConnectKentucky has branched out into Connected Nation, with efforts in many other states. The group predicts they will get this money elsewhere.