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Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD)

Kansas was allocated $451 million to connect all Kansans. Kansas Office of Broadband has created strategic plans to build out broadband across the state. We invite you learn more and engage with us as we move forward to connect all Kansans.

Regional Planning & Community Engagement

Reaching out to communities across the state to ensure they are equipped with the skills and resources to be good partners and support broadband buildout through the BEAD program.

Kansas Broadband Ready Communities

Designed to pave the way for improved broadband access in communities across the state, ensuring that Kansas remains at the forefront of digital connectivity.

Digital Opportunities

Learn about the Kansas Office of Broadband Developments Digital Equity Strategic Plan and resources to support affordable, accessible internet for all Kansans.

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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. 

Digital Opportunities

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 Kansas Moving Forward with $451.7M High-Speed Internet Deployment Plan
April 26, 2024

TOPEKA — Governor Laura Kelly today announced federal approval of the state’s Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) Initial Proposal Volume 2, providing an investment of more than $450 million to expand Kansas’ high-speed internet …

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Governor Kelly Announces More than $8M to be Invested in Digital Opportunities
April 9, 2024

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced today that Kansas is receiving $8.2 million to begin implementing the Kansas Digital Equity (DE) Plan, which recently received federal approval. This announcement solidifies the state’s commitment to transform …

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Kansas awarded nearly $1 million from USDA to assist with rural digital divide
February 21, 2024

TOPEKA – The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) has been awarded nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service through its new Broadband Technical Assistance (BTA) grant program. The $997,000 …

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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

CONTACT

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

[email protected]

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Joseph Le, Deputy Director

785-230-4615

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Kimberlyn Jones, Digital Opportunity Program Manager

785-289-3345

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Morgan Barnes, Engagement and Outreach Manager

785-480-8555

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Stephen Shelton, Broadband Data and GIS Analyst

785-480-8150

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Joshua Edgar, Broadband Program Manager

785-207-3892

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Marie McNeal, Broadband Grant Program Manager

785-631-0091

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Casey Russell, Broadband Infrastructure Program Manager

785-207-1317

[email protected]

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Shelley Paasch, Broadband Partnerships Coordinator

785-276-9995

[email protected]

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Jessica Henry, Operations Manager

785-296-2534

[email protected]

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.

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