Kansas

Broadband Office

Name: Office of Broadband Development
Location: Dept. of Commerce
Enabling Act: Executive Order 20-67

Connectivity Snapshot

Broadband Serviceable Locations 1
Total Served Underserved Unserved

1,203,428

1,066,369

55,372

81,687

Adoption 2
Overall Wireline

90.8%

74.5%

Federal Funding

Summary

BEAD CPF ARPA DE

$451,725,998

$143,356,521

$2,560,405,741

$16,210,266

BEAD

Overview

Total Allocation: $451,725,998
Current Status: Funding Allocated

Five-Year Plan

Status: Drafted
Due: 9/18/23
Link: 5-Year Plan

Initial Proposal

Status: Submitted
Due: 12/27/23
Link: Initial Proposal Vol. 1 Vol. 2

Final Proposal

Status: Unreleased
Due: TBD
Link: n/a

Digital Equity

State Grants

Capacity Grant: $16,210,2663
Planning Grant: $692,664.38
Link to Plan: DE Plan
Summary of Uses: n/a

NTIA Grant Program

TBD

Middle Mile

Middle Mile Grant Program

Applicant: Kansas Department of Commerce
Total Cost: $69,730,044
NTIA Award: $42,514,219

ARPA

SLFRF

Total4

$2,560,405,741

For Broadband
$1,555,326 (0.1%)

CPF

Total

$143,356,521

For Broadband
$83,146,782 (58%)
Program Link

State Funding

Recent Programs5

Braodband Acceleration Grant

Agency: Broadband Office
Allocation: $5M (Rd. 1); $5M (Rd. 2)
Grantees: Rd. 1 Grantees; Rd. 2 Grantees
Rules: Year 2 Program Guidelines

KS CPF Broadband Infrastructure Program

Agency: Broadband Office
Allocation: $83.5M (as of Jan. 2023) [KS has exhausted its first tranche of CPF funding; its total allotment is $143M, which means it can access an additional $59.5M in funds]
Grantees: Rd. 1 Grantees; Rd. 2 Grantees; Rd. 3 Grantees
Rules: Program Guidelines

Lasting Infrastructure and Network Connectivity (LINC) Program

Agency: Broadband Office
Allocation: $30M
Grantees: TBA
Rules: Program Guidelines

Policies

Non-Traditional ISPs6

Pemitted to Offer Broadband

Municipalities

Yes

Municipal Electric Utilities

Yes

Electric Cooperatives

Yes

Investor-Owned Utilities

Yes

Footnotes

  1. FCC National Broadband Map Data, as of December 31, 2022 (updated May 24, 2023).↩︎

  2. ACS 1-Year Data, 2022, US Census Bureau.↩︎

  3. ACLP Overview of IIJA Digital Equity Grant Programs.↩︎

  4. Broadband infrastructure is one of several applicable uses of SLFRF funds.↩︎

  5. Updated as of March 2023.↩︎

  6. Updated as of September 2022.↩︎