AT&T Picked to Expand Fiber Across Sedgwick County, Kansas
Kansas Office of Broadband Development Announces Plans to Deliver AT&T Fiber-Powered Broadband to more than 10,000 Customer Locations
Plans call for AT&T Fiber with speeds up to 5 Gigs to help close the digital divide
The Kansas Office of Broadband Development announced a project with AT&T* to expand AT&T Fiber to more than 10,000 additional customer locations in Sedgwick County. Plans call for AT&T to be awarded $2.2 million from the Kansas Office of Broadband Development and, along with AT&T's private investment, the project totals $10.4 million. The project is contingent upon a final contract between the state and AT&T.
Plans call for residents and businesses to have access to the fastest internet delivering up to 5-Gig speeds1 and 25X faster upload speeds2 and more upload bandwidth than cable.3 Faster speeds and increased bandwidth mean customers can connect multiple devices, stream multiple entertainment sources, quickly upload content to social media and experience ultra-low lag for pro-level gaming – all at the same time.
Extensive planning and engineering work for this project will begin immediately once a contract is completed. The network buildout is expected to be complete by the end of 2024.
“Bringing fast and reliable AT&T Fiber to Kansas communities like this shows how we’re helping to close the digital divide through public-private partnerships,” said AT&T Kansas President Jim Jamison. “This decision from the Kansas Office of Broadband Development helps to bring the fastest and most cost-effective long-term internet solution to Sedgwick County.”
AT&T has extensive experience deploying fiber-optics across Kansas. In fact, more than 275,000 locations in the state have access to AT&T Fiber today. AT&T is also currently working with communities across the country to bring AT&T Fiber to residents and businesses through public-private partnerships.
AT&T is committed to connecting more Americans to reliable, high-speed broadband internet in several ways, including expanding and upgrading our network and participating in the federal Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). The ACP provides eligible households with a benefit of up to $30 a month (up to $75 a month on qualifying Tribal lands) to reduce the cost of broadband service and can be applied to AT&T Fiber, where available. Or use it toward Access from AT&T, offering speeds up to 100Mbps for $0 after the ACP benefit is applied. After you confirm your ACP eligibility, call us at 866-986-0963 or visit us online to review your options and order service. Be sure to have your ACP application ID handy when you do this.
About AT&T in Kansas
From 2017-2021, AT&T invested nearly $1.1 billion in its wireless and wireline networks in Kansas to expand coverage and improve connectivity in more communities. That investment has increased reliability, coverage and overall performance for residents and businesses. It’s also improved critical communications services for Kansas’ first responders using the FirstNet® network.
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We are on a mission to be the best broadband provider in America, whether you’re at home, work or on the move. We do this by combining the most reliable 5G network4 with the fastest growing fiber internet in America5, so you have a seamless experience from a single provider. Becoming the best connectivity provider also means serving the critical mission of America’s first responders. FirstNet®, Built with AT&T is the only purpose-built, nationwide wireless broadband communications platform dedicated to the public safety community.