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

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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.

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Lt. Governor Toland Announces Two New Directors
June 1, 2022

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland today announced two new hires for the agency. Jade Piros de Carvalho will serve as the new Director of the Office of Broadband Development, and Patrick …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Recipients of $10 Million Investment Expanding Broadband Access Across Rural Kansas
May 20, 2022

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced the 11 recipients of the Broadband Acceleration Grant program resulting in more than $10 million of investment in high-speed broadband access across 10 rural Kansas counties. “We’re continuing …

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Lieutenant Governor Toland Announces Public Comment Period for the Broadband Acceleration Grants
February 28, 2022

TOPEKA – Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland announced the opening of a public comment period for the Broadband Acceleration Grants. The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD), a division of the Kansas Department …

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Kansas Office of Broadband Development Staff

CONTACT

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

jade.piros@ks.gov

CONTACT

Melinda Stanley, Deputy Director, Office of Broadband Development

(785) 213-7312

Melinda.Stanley@ks.gov

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.