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Fiber Internet Benefits

Super Fast

Fiber internet outperforms any other broadband technology, reaching unmatched speeds with low lag time and sending data as fast as about 70% the speed of light.

Improved Connectivity

Fiber connections can easily support remote work, education, telehealth, video conferencing, streaming, gaming, online shopping, and more for individuals and families.

More Reliable

Fiber is the most reliable internet technology, because it is less susceptible  to interference or deterioration of performance due to distance or climate conditions than cable, copper, or spectrum-based services.

Future-Proof

Fiber is capable of handling the increasing demand for bandwidth, allowing service to remain affordable and efficient for years to come. 

Supports Businesses

Fiber gives businesses access to the bandwidth needed to quickly store and access information in the cloud, connect with remote employees and clients through video calls, maintain their online presence through websites and social media, and more.

Home Values Increase

Fiber makes homes more marketable to future homebuyers. Home values can increase by 3% to 7% with fiber connectivity. 

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Rural Fiber Projects
  • Rural Clearwater - North

    In November, 2021, we announced that we are expanding our fiber network to nearly 100 rural Clearwater homes north of town. Residents and businesses will have access to up to 1 Gbps download and upload – 50 times faster than the top download speed available with DSL.

    Construction is underway.

  • Rural Haysville

    In 2021, SKT was awarded a Broadband Acceleration Grant from the State of Kansas. With the grant and SKT’s matching funds, 24 rural Haysville homes and one nonprofit organization will get access to up to 1 Gbps fiber internet. This project was completed in May 2022.

  • Rural Clearwater - 95th Street

    Seventeen homes and one business along 95th Street, north of Clearwater, will have access to fiber internet with up to 1 Gbps – 50 times faster than the top speed available with DSL. This project was completed in April 2022.

  • Rural Clearwater - Dutch Hill Area

    More than 40 homes in the Dutch Hill neighborhood and nearby area, located east of Clearwater, now have access to fiber internet with up to 1 Gbps – 50 times faster than the top speed available with DSL. This project was completed in December 2021.

Committed to Rural Kansas Communities

“When it comes to advocating for cutting-edge communications and connectivity for rural Kansans, SKT and Twin Valley have been industry leaders for more than 75 years. We have made intentional infrastructure investments to help rural families, businesses, and communities thrive for generations, and this project reflects our commitment to offering the most reliable broadband network.”

– Ben Foster, SKT & Twin Valley President & CEO

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