Eastern Kentucky has already seen thousands of jobs created during the last few years by companies like Teleworks USA. More of those types of jobs are relying on the progress of the Kentucky Wired project. One of SOAR’s original objectives is to increase broadband connectivity in Eastern Kentucky. Completion of the project was expected by the end of this year. Randy Lutke Communications Director with Kentucky Communications Network Authority says delays have pushed back the deadline. Lutke said they are now hanging fiber at a rapid pace. Over 831 miles of high-speed fiber optic cable have been constructed across the state.