ROUNDUP: Governor Laura Kelly Expands High Speed Internet Access to over 20,000 Households

$85 Million Will Go Towards Ensuring Kansans Can Get Connected

TOPEKA – Last week, Governor Kelly announced that over 21,000 households will have high-speed internet access thanks to new grants through the Office of Broadband Development. Governor Kelly’s Broadband Acceleration Grant Program is on track to connect thousands of Kansans and bring high-speed internet access to both rural and urban communities. Governor Kelly is committed to expanding access to high-speed internet across the state, ensuring that Kansans and Kansas business owners can compete in the digital world.

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“Governor Laura Kelly announced today that more than 21,000 Kansas homes and businesses are set to receive high-speed internet access for the first time thanks to an $83.5 million grant program through the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Office of Broadband Development.”


“Kansas has received $83.5 million in federal coronavirus relief funds for projects that are expected to connect more than 21,000 homes and businesses to high-speed internet service, federal officials announced Thursday.”


“With funding approved for Kansas, the treasury department said a competitive grant program, the Broadband Acceleration Grant Program, ‘will contribute to bridging the digital divide by providing access to reliable high-speed internet connections.’”


“‘By connecting 21,000 more Kansas homes to high-speed internet, we’re continuing to deliver on our bold and ambitious goal to make Kansas a top 10 state for broadband access by 2030,’ said Kansas Governor Laura Kelly. ‘No one in our state should be without the means to connect to the world, and this new grant program will help ensure that it happens.’”