Kansas 2030 broadband goal aims to win new businesses and residents with high-speed internet
Topeka Capital-Journal
December 15, 2021

  • “We’re being bold,” said Lt. Gov. and Commerce Secretary David Toland. “We’re being ambitious. We’re being aggressive. Because we understand how high the stakes are. We are in a race as a state against other states, and we want to win that race so that we can win new residents, we can win new businesses and we can retain the ones that we have.”
  • Toland said Democrat Gov. Laura Kelly’s administration will soon release the state’s first strategic plan for broadband expansion. The newly announced long-term goal is to put Kansas’s broadband access in the top 10 of the 50 states by 2030.
  • The office [Office of Broadband Development], which was established last year, has overseen infrastructure investments that have led to more than 74,000 new hookups to households, businesses and community institutions.