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News Progress Continues on Fiber Expansion Projects in Clearwater and Viola

A little rain (ok, a lot) isn’t going to get us down! Despite the high amounts of rainfall this spring, we have continued to march forward with expanding our fiber broadband network in rural Haysville, Clearwater, and Viola. These projects reflect our commitment to improving connectivity to rural Kansans, providing the most reliable network with internet options at the best value.

With these projects, we are rolling out new symmetrical internet speeds – equal download and upload speeds – up to 1 Gbps or 1,000 Mbps. That’s more than 50 times faster download and a thousand times faster upload than currently available. Faster download creates a better experience for all your online activities, including streaming TV, gaming, working from home, taking online classes, and more. Activities such as gaming, working from home, and uploading large files require faster upload speeds. Check out the current status of our 2022 fiber expansion projects and watch for news on upcoming project announcements.

Rural Haysville 71st St. South & Hoover Road

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Homes and Businesses Served: 25

Status: Completed in May

Grant Funding: Made possible in part thanks to a Broadband Acceleration Grant awarded by the State of Kansas.

Rural Clearwater 95th St. South

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Homes & Businesses Served: 17

Status: Completed in April

55th St. South & 151st St. West

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Homes & Businesses Served: 17

Status: Construction and fiber splicing is complete. Installations begin in June.

Anticipated Completion: June 2022

95th St. South & 199th St. West

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Homes & Businesses Served: 44

Status: Our construction partner, DLS Underground, will place the mainline duct and pull in the fiber-optic cable in June. Next, crews will begin burying fiber to homes, complete splicing, and begin installations.

Anticipated Completion: July 2022

71st St. South & 215th St. West

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Homes & Businesses Served: 17

Status: Construction will begin soon.

Anticipated Completion: Late summer or early fall

71st St. South & 263rd St. West

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Homes & Businesses Served: 21

Status: Our partner, Wichita Utilities, is nearing completion on construction, including mainline and drops to homes. Next, crews will complete splicing and begin installations.

Anticipated Completion: Late summer or early fall

Stay up-to-date or read more about the benefits of fiber internet by checking out our Fiber Projects at: https://www.sktc.net/current-projects/.