A joint effort between Pennyrile Electric and Hopkinsville Electric System will make energynet high speed fiber internet widely available in Christian County over the next five years. Christian County Fiscal Court voted unanimously to commit $13 million dollars of Federal and State grants toward the estimated $35 million dollar project. The digital infrastructure investment will bring energynet high speed fiber internet service to homes throughout Christian County.
President & CEO of Pennyrile Electric, Alan Gates says “This is a first step in a much larger plan to bring high-speed internet access to all our members similar to the way Pennyrile Electric brought rural electricity to its members 84 years ago”. Gates continues, “The monies allocated through this joint effort with Christian County Fiscal Court allow Pennyrile Electric to move forward with the project, while preserving a business model that protects the integrity of the electric side of our business”.
General Manager of Hopkinsville Electric System & energynet, Jeff Hurd says, “We’ve seen the way we consume information and how we communicate change drastically. With the emergence of smart phones, tablets, computer-powered everything, the technological infrastructure that was once a luxury is now a necessity. We commend Christian County Fiscal Court for recognizing the need and investing in Christian County.”
Those interested in receiving updates and tracking progress on the infrastructure build out should fill out a survey on goenergynet.com. Communication and service update alerts will be sent to those who have filled out a survey on goenergynet.com as this historic investment progresses.
Three packages are offered for energynet customers; the 200 mbps home package is offered at $59.95/month, the 500 mbps gamer edition package is offered at $79.95/month and the full speed service with speeds up to 1 gigabit is offered at $99.95/month. Each energynet package includes whole-home wifi and 24/7 local support with unlimited data usage and no contracts. Those interested in learning more about fiber may visit goenergynet.com.