Kansas to Receive Millions in Federal Funding to Bring Broadband to Rural Areas
Friday, November 23, 2018
TOPEKA – The state of Kansas is receiving seven multi-million-dollar grants from the Federal Communications Commission to help expand broadband coverage to rural areas.
The Connect America Fund (CAF), an FCC program, issued 103 grant awards to states with sizeable rural populations. Of those awards, seven are being awarded to Kansas, totaling $4.7 million.
According to Stanley Adams, Director of Broadband Initiatives for the Kansas Department of Commerce, access to high-speed broadband internet will change the lives of many rural Kansans.
“For rural Kansans who don’t have access to high-speed broadband, it means a lot” Adams said. “It means they’ll be able to participate in the digital economy, which is vital for just about every facet of modern life.”