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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Recipients of $10 Million Investment Expanding Broadband Access Across Rural Kansas

“We’re continuing to deliver on our bold and ambitious goal to make Kansas a top 10 state for broadband access by 2030″ – Governor Laura Kelly

Biden-Harris Administration Launches $45 Billion “Internet for All” Initiative to Bring Affordable, Reliable High-Speed Internet to Everyone in America

Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Governor Roy Cooper Announce $45 Billion “Internet for All” Initiative During Durham Visit

The National Digital Inclusion Alliance

Working in partnership at all levels, they combine grassroots community engagement and supports, with actionable resources for advocacy and policymakers

NTIA’s National Broadband Availability Map

“We know broadband is no longer a luxury, but a necessity for Kansans and our communities to participate in the digital economy,”
– Governor Laura Kelly



Affordable Connectivity Program

Kansas Office of Broadband Development

In our modern world, access to high-speed internet isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity.

With so much vital information and communication moving online, communities and businesses unable to access high-quality internet connections aren’t just at a disadvantage, they are effectively disqualified from a major portion of the economy. With this in mind, providing broadband access to all communities across our state is a top priority for the Department of Commerce. 

Kansas Broadband Acceleration Grant Program

Year 2 Complete!

The Broadband Acceleration Grant program is Kansas’ first state-funded competitive broadband grant opportunity to fund projects that facilitate access to high-quality internet service to Kansas homes, businesses and communities.

Digital Equity & Inclusion

Partner Resources

The Kansas Office of Broadband Development’s mission is to help all Kansans bridge the digital divide through home broadband access, public broadband access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs.

The Latest News from KOBD

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Governor Kelly Announces Nearly $45 Million to Connect Kansans to High-Speed Internet
January 18, 2023

~Nearly 18,500 Locations Connected to High-Speed Internet in Final Phase of Kansas Capital Project Funds Program~ TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that $44.5 million will be awarded to nine service providers to extend high-speed …

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Kansas Receives Nearly $5.7M to Expand Equitable Broadband Access
December 22, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced Kansas has received nearly $5.7 million to expand broadband access, adoption, and affordability, from the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Office. “Communities across …

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Governor Kelly Announces Over $23M to Expand Broadband in Rural Kansas
December 15, 2022

~Funding will Connect Nearly 4,200 Homes, Businesses, Schools to Internet~ TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that $23.1 million will be awarded to six service providers that will bring high-speed broadband service to nearly 4,200 …

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Kansas Office of Broadband Development Staff

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Jade Piros de Carvalho, Director of the Office of Broadband Development

[email protected]

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Morgan Barnes, Engagement and Outreach Manager

(785) 207-9005

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Kimberlyn Jones, Digital Equity Program Manager

(785) 207-9005

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The Kansas Office of Broadband Development was established in 2020 to help ensure all Kansans have the opportunity to live, work, learn and compete

in a global economy by improving universal access to quality, affordable and reliable broadband.