Internet providers look at Kansas broadband access

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Published: Apr. 22, 2018 at 4:55 PM CDT
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More than half of Kansas residents aren't using broadband internet despite the availability of the services to nearly everyone in the state.

The Hutchinson News reports that the South Central Kansas Economic Development District recently held a broadband symposium in Wichita for providers.

Participants say hardwire broadband services are now available to more than 90 percent of Kansas residents, but less than 60 percent are purchasing it.

Some providers say they're willing to work on getting broadband to nearly any business in the state that wants it, but several community officials say many people perceive just the opposite.

Officials with AT&T, Cox, KsFiberNet and IdeaTek say they could improve getting the message to potential customers and closing the access gap, especially in the state's rural areas.

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Information from: The Hutchinson (Kan.) News, http://www.hutchnews.com

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4/22/2018 10:57:39 AM (GMT -5:00)