Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced a $386 million investment in high-speed broadband infrastructure to bring high-speed internet to more areas of the state. The investment is part of his “Connect Kentucky” initiative, which will help close the digital divide across the state. The money will be used to expand access to high-speed internet to 390,000 Kentuckians and twice the current speeds for another 300,000. The plan calls for six new fiber-optic networks to be built in the coming years. Gov. Beshear also announced $1.3 million in broadband grants to help local governments develop strategies to expand access to high-speed internet.