Take the Speed Test

Want better Internet? Take the Speed Test

Have slow Internet or no Internet at all? Feel like your voice hasn’t been heard? 

You can change that! Kentucky stands to receive a record amount of funding for broadband. Where that money goes is where you come in. 

It’s as simple as doing a Speed Test! Don’t worry. If you’ve never done it before, we can walk you through it. 

Here are the steps:

  • Be sure you are using a desktop computer or laptop. 
  • Visit the Kentucky Speed Test Website.
  • Fill out the requested information. No worries, this is simply basic information. 
  • You’ll have to do this a second and third time to complete the process. You will be sent a reminder and link by email after your first test. This is required for your Speed Test to count.

Don’t have Internet at home? Your voice matters even more. Click the Speed Test, provide your contact information, and simply click “No Service Available.” Need assistance? Email digitalequity@soar-ky.org or call 1-888-760-4227.

This must be completed by June 3! Don’t delay. Start now! 

Make the most of your Internet

Access free training to increase your digital literacy

Shaping Our Appalachian Region and the SkillUp Coalition have partnered to offer Eastern Kentucky residents almost 50 short-term national and local training programs — all low-cost or free — through the Eastern Kentucky Training Catalog.

Learn to code for free with SkillUp in Eastern Kentucky.
Apply to Code Kentucky.

Learn to code for free

Now you can train for a remote career in tech right here in our region. Shaping Our Appalachian Region and Code Kentucky have partnered to give Eastern Kentucky residents free training in coding. No previous coding experience is required, just a willingness to work hard and a hunger to learn.

Check out the Eastern Kentucky Job Board

Appalachia Kentucky is full of smart, creative, hard-working people. We have the unique opportunity to add value to the increasingly digital workforce — all we need is the skills and open doors to do it. Shaping Our Appalachian Region is connecting partners across the region to give our residents access to discounted internet, digital skills training, and open jobs — both in-person and remote — in Eastern Kentucky.

Access free digital literacy coaching in Eastern Kentucky.

Get digital literacy coaching

The SOAR Digital Equity team exists to help residents of Eastern Kentucky harness the full potential of an internet connection. You can schedule time with a team member to get free help with:

  • Getting a strong, reliable internet connecting
  • Learning and implementing digital skills
  • Building your resume and interviewing for remote work

The Digital Equity Action Plan for Eastern Kentucky

See our plan for making 21st-century digital skills available to everyone in our region.

Talk to us

Schedule time to talk to the SOAR Office of Digital Equity about our free services and ask any questions you have about digital skilling in Eastern Kentucky.

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