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Kansas Broadband Roadshow

The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) wants you to share your thoughts on internet connectivity in your neighborhood. Help us build the future of the Internet in Kansas!

Challenge the Map

We need your help to challenge the new Federal Communications Commission broadband service location and availability maps. 

Broadband Planning

The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) wants to share where they are in the planning process for Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) & Digital Equity Act (DEA).

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 Launches Statewide Initiative to Increase Adoption of Affordable Connectivity Program
March 15, 2023

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced a statewide initiative to increase awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a program that helps lower-income families pay for high-speed internet. The ACP is a $14.2 billion …

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Governor Kelly Announces Kansas to Receive $15M to Provide Communities Digital Devices and Skills Training
March 8, 2023

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that Kansas is the first state to receive $15 million in U.S. Department of Treasury Digital Connectivity Technology (DCT) funds. The money will support equal access to high-speed internet, …

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Office of Broadband to Launch ‘Kansas Broadband Roadshow’
February 10, 2023

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland today announced the Kansas Office of Broadband Development will take its “Kansas Broadband Roadshow” across the state beginning this week. Starting in Emporia on Wednesday, …

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Additional Resources

Broadband Funding Opportunities
Broadband Reports | Partner Agencies

Broadband in Kansas: The Challenges of Digital Access and Affordability | The Institute for Policy & Social Research (IPSR) at the University of Kansas

Kansas Office of Broadband Development Staff


Morgan Barnes, Engagement and Outreach Manager


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Kimberlyn Jones, Digital Equity Program Manager


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Stephen Shelton, Broadband Data and GIS Analyst


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Josh Edger, Broadband Program Manager


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Joseph Le, Deputy Director


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

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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.