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Kansas Statewide Broadband Initiative

High speed internet is an enabler for a prosperous community. While Kansas ranks seventh in residential internet usage1, challenges in coverage, speed and internet adoption still exist.

In order to understand and to help address these challenges, the Kansas Department of Commerce is partnering with Kansas communities, government officials, the private sector and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to analyze the changing nature of our broadband footprint and to encourage Kansans to use the internet to help grow our economy.

This website is the connection point for information and discussions about broadband in the state of Kansas. Here you will find:

  • Information about broadband in Kansas and around the world;
  • A forum that stimulates technological innovation and showcases ways communities, residents and businesses are using the internet to grow, to learn and to improve the quality of life in Kansas, and;
  • Opportunities to participate in discussions with carriers about improving broadband coverage and quality.

 We are enhancing and updating the site frequently, so check back often to learn about and comment on the latest developments.
1Exploring the Digital Nation, Computer Internet Use at Home, ESA & NTIA, November 2011

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McPherson Sentinel: Feds Fund Expansion of Rural Broadband

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