Kansas Broadband Acceleration Grant: Public Comment

Ensuring Transparency

To ensure transparency and best use of taxpayer funds, a public comment process provides an opportunity for Kansas stakeholders to either express support or communicate issues or concerns with an application or its proposed service area.

Broadband Acceleration Grant Applicant Project Proposals and Proposed Service Area Map (Zip File containing .KMZ map(s) provided) for each grant application received are posted below for public review and comment.

All comments collected during the public comment period are subject to public disclosure, except for any evidence with specific infrastructure assets deemed “proprietary.”

Pursuant to the Public Comment Process

Public Comment Period: Jan. 11, 2021 – Feb. 1, 2021
Applicant Response Period: Feb. 2, 2021 – Feb. 9, 2021

  • Service at or exceeding 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload must be available to all residential customers in the defined area for an area to be considered served.
  • Providers are encouraged to submit comments and corresponding documentation with supporting evidence if:
    • The area proposed to be served already has service available; or:
    • Construction is underway in the area proposed to be served and will be completed within 12 months.
    • The impact of planned builds disclosed in comments will depend on the totality of the circumstances including certainty of the build as demonstrated by the documentation and evidence submitted with the comment and the timeline for the expansion.
    • Comments regarding any of the above must include supporting evidence and documentation and include information beyond the FCC data.
  • Comments with insufficient evidence or documentation will not be considered.
  • Should evidence demonstrate that an area is currently served (with a 25/3 fixed, terrestrial connection), that portion of the grant area may be disqualified. In order for a defined area to be considered served, service at or exceeding 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload must be generally available to all residential customers in the defined area.
  • Grant applicants will be given until Feb. 2-9, 2021 to respond to comments.
  • Commenters may be asked to provide additional information and/or work with the Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) to validate service availability.
  • If a commenter is found to have submitted inaccurate information, comment submissions will be disregarded.

2021 Broadband Acceleration Grant Applications for Public Comment

APPLICANTCOUNTYPROJECT PROPOSALPROPOSED SERVICE AREA MAP (.KMZ PROVIDED IN ZIP FILE)
Charter Communications – BucyrusJohnsonDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
Charter Communications – Highcrest WestLeavenworthDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
Charter Communications – Sloan RoadLeavenworthDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
Crazy CommunicationsReno, Rice, McPhersonDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
DLS Enterprises + Argonia & Norwich FTTHHarper, Sumner, KingmanDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
Epic Touch – LiberalSewardDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
GBT Communications + Rural Pawnee RockBarton, Pawnee, RushDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
Haviland Broadband Norwich Rural 1KingmanDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
HBCable – KanopolisEllsworthDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
IdeaTek – NorthMcPhersonDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
IdeaTek – SouthwestFord, Gray, Seward, StevensDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
KwiKom Communications – GreenwoodGreenwoodDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
KwiKom Communications – McPhersonMcPhersonDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
KwiKom Communications – NeodeshaWilsonDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
KwiKom Communications – New AlbanyWilsonDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
KwiKom Communications – RenoRenoDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
KwiKom Communications – WellsvilleFranklinDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
KwiKom – Wilson/NeoshoWilson, NeoshoDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
MoundridgeTelephone- Elyria HesstonMcPherson, HarveyDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
Nex-Tech – BartonBartonDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
Nex-Tech – Bird CityCheyenne, Rawlins, DecaturDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
OnePointTech – BernNemahaDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
OnePointTech – BlueRapidsMarshallDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
OnePointTech – BremenMarshallDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
OnePointTech – FrankfortMarshallDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
OnePointTech – MarysvilleMarshallDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
OnePointTech – WinifredMarshallDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
RGFiber – Miami County_SweetwaterMiamiDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
RGFiber – Miami County_VictoryWoodsMiamiDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
S&A Telephone – Americus_Phase 2LyonDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
SCTelcom – BarberBarberDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
SCTelcom – Rural CunninghamKingmanDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
SCTelcom – HarperHarperDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
SCTelcom – Pratt County 1PrattDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
SCTelcom – Pratt County 2PrattDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
SKT Inc. – Areas of rural Sedgwick and Sumner Sedgwick, SumnerDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
Twin Valley – Rural Riley, Clay, and SalineRiley, Clay, Ottawa, SalineDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP
WTC Communications – Zeandale/Deep CreekRileyDOWNLOAD PDFDOWNLOAD MAP

*.KMZ files provided within the ZIP files above are zip compressed .kml files containing map locations viewable in various geographic information systems (GIS) applications such as Google Earth.

The Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) has posted files as provided by each applicant relative to the proposed project. KOBD has provided this information for public review and comment and does not intend to provide technical support for the public in reviewing or interpreting the resources published.

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Public Comment Period: Jan. 11, 2021-Feb. 1, 2021
Applicant Response Period: Feb 2, 2021 – Feb 9, 2021
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