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Fiber internet service is coming to Martin!

Project Updates

First customers receive fiber

The first customers are signed up for fiber services in Martin. A sales representative has been knocking on doors on the north side of town, where fiber is ready for installation to the homes. The first customers should be connected sometime this week. Work is now beginning in zone 2, which is on the west […]

Phase 1 is near completion

The first phase of the Fiber for Martin project, which will bring blazing internet speeds, will be close to completion by Aug. 1. Next week, crews will begin splicing the fiber for a connection to the remote building behind WK&T’s new Martin office. The new office at 207 S. Lindell St. will open on July […]

Rain causes minor delays

Rain has hampered the progress for WK&T crews working to install underground pipe and to pull the fiber optic cable for the Fiber for Martin project. With additional heavy rains anticipated, delays could extend to next week. The rain affects crews installing the pipe as well as the fiber splicer crews. Their work cannot be […]

Fiber Changes Lives

Fiber-To-The-Home

WK&T operates a 100-percent fiber network. Many telecommunications providers use fiber in their network to connect their equipment in the field, but WK&T has taken the extra step of delivering fiber all the way to the homes and businesses of every customer.

The Benefits of Fiber

  • • Provides faster connection speeds
  • • Is less susceptible to outages caused by weather, vibrations or shock
  • • Increased home value
  • • Allows homeowners to connect more devices simultaneously thanks to increased bandwidth
  • • Offers better security since fiber doesn't radiate signals and is difficult to tap
  • • Is not susceptible to electromagnetic interference from nearby electrical machinery
  • • Provides a private connection that is not shared with other homeowners or businesses
  • • Costs less in the long run, as it is less expensive to maintain and has little downtime
  • • Eliminates the need to build new cable in order to upgrade network performance

Who is WK&T

WK&T is a progressive telecommunications provider. Across its 100% fiber-to-the-home network, WK&T delivers high-speed broadband internet, digital TV, phone and related services to citizens and businesses of West Kentucky and Tennessee.

In 2009, WK&T pursued and was awarded a $123.8 million loan/grant from RUS to construct its fiber-to-the-home network. This transformed the company, enabling it to connect members with the most technologically advanced telecommunications network to meet the today's sophisticated broadband needs.

Tech Tips

Wired vs. Wireless: Choosing the network that’s right for you

Despite the numerous arguments waged over the pros and cons of wired versus wireless Internet connections, the answer is actually quite simple: they both work well and your unique situation is what will determine which connection will work best for your home or business. But before you decide, it’s important to know the facts. Wired […]

What kind of connection do I need?

Why does my Internet speed seem slower? I haven’t changed anything; has my connection gotten weaker? Do I need a faster connection? These are questions we get all the time at the WK&T Technology Store, and often times the problem comes from members adding devices to their network without changing their connection speed. Think about […]

AROUND MARTIN

The City of Martin is a wonderful Tennessee community blessed with progressive leaders who are ready to move to the city into a solid future – powered by a fiber network. Learn more about Martin (named one of Tennessee's safest cities in 2016), government services, community events and more by visiting the city's official website.

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