Governor Laura Kelly announced yesterday that KWIKOM has been awarded in the latest round of Broadband Acceleration Grants! We are so excited for the connections these grants will bring to residents and businesses within Montgomery County. 🥳 We’re thankful for the support this grant offers in our continued efforts to end the #DigitalDivide and bring high-speed Internet access to all! 🌐
As KWIKOM employees, many of our installers, customer service representatives and construction workers already live in one of the towns we serve. We do our shopping in these towns, go out to dinner, and mingle with other parents at school events. We understand the magic of small towns, and the huge impact that even the smallest donations can make on the lives of our customers–especially during the holidays.
So from November 15th through December 25th, KWIKOM will be donating $10 for every new Internet customer sign-up (and pre-sign up in our upcoming fiber areas) to local charities in the areas we serve. See what local charity we’re supporting in your area below:
- Edgerton: Mayor’s Tree Fund
- Gardner: Harvesters Mobile Food Pantry (Non-Monetary)
- Iola: Iola Pet Project
- Linn County: Concern, Inc. in Mound City
- Osage City: Osage City Library
- Ottawa: Hope House
- Paola: Cops for Tots
- Wellsville: Wellsville Playground Equipment
Want to help us spread the love this holiday season of giving?
Watch social media for updates on the final tally of our holiday donations!
💙🌐 #KWIKOMCares #SharingIsCaring
At KWIKOM, we don’t think the view you have out your window should determine the level of technology you get. That’s why we love partnering with cities like Edgerton to be the first to bring fiber Internet to homes and businesses! We believe everybody, no matter where you live, should have access to the latest and greatest technology.
We celebrated our official groundbreaking last Thursday with Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts and President Mike Brigman talking about the importance of bridging the digital divide for towns like Edgerton (and Mayor Roberts kindly telling us he would like his fiber Internet sooner than later!)
We hear you Mayor Roberts! Our crews are working as fast as they can to build nearly 8 miles of fiber-optic backbone so we can bring state-of-the-art Internet, phone and video technologies to Edgerton. We appreciate the warm welcome and we can’t wait to serve you!
KWIKOM had a great time at our ribbon cutting ceremony this morning to officially celebrate the availability of fiber Internet in North Paola. A huge thanks to our partners at Briley Sonics for allowing us to host at their location, and to the City of Paola and the State of Kansas Office of Broadband Development for partnering with us on this important Kansas Acceleration Grant 2.0 Project!
And, drum roll please… due to the overwhelming success of our partnership in North Paola, we are thrilled to announce that we will begin fiber Internet construction south of Baptiste Drive next year to bring super-fast fiber Internet, phone AND video services to the rest of Paola! Stay tuned for more details as we continue our commitment to invest in and build the kind of world-class technology that KWIKOM customers expect and deserve! We can’t wait to serve you!
This Halloween we have only treats for North Paola, KS!
Fiber Internet construction is finishing up, and Internet and phone services will be available for customers in the North part of Paola beginning 10/31!
To celebrate this important milestone, KWIKOM will be holding a ribbon cutting and Community Kick Off event on Monday October 30th at 11:00 at Briley Sonics (1101 Industrial Park Drive in Paola). A big thank you to one of our longtime customers, Roberta Briley, for allowing us hold our event at her location!
The official ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 11:00. Randi Shannon, City Manager for the City of Paola; Janet McCrae, Director of Economic Development for Miami County; and Mike Brigman, President and COO of WANRack will all be speaking about the positive impact that fiber Internet will have on the future of Paola. We also have an exciting announcement that we can’t wait to share!
The community fun starts at 11:30! All Paola residents and businesses are invited to stop by to grab a slice of pizza and a KWIKOM tshirt, and sign-up for new Fiber Internet service at prices starting at just $55/month! Employees will be on hand to answer questions and get customers scheduled for installation. We can’t wait to see you!
KWIKOM officially broke ground today on a state-of-the-art fiber network that will bring ultra high-speed fiber Internet services to over 650 residents and businesses in Edgerton, Kansas! Construction will continue expanding at a rapid pace in the weeks and months to come, with services anticipated to be available Spring of 2024.
KWIKOM has been providing Internet services in Johnson County for nearly a decade, and providing Internet services to rural Kansas customers since 2004. We appreciate and value the relationships we’ve built with the residents, businesses and leaders in Edgerton over the years as we’ve grown our broadband services throughout the City and surrounding rural areas. And we look forward to building on those relationships as we bring even more advanced, faster and reliable Internet service to Edgerton!
Edgerton residents will be able to receive up to 2 Gbps (and businesses up to 10 Gbps) of symmetrical Internet speed, as well as an array of phone and video services. And with a state-of-the-art 100 Gbps backbone design, this network is future-proof and allows us to scale up quickly to support the growing needs and bandwidth demands of the future.
We would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of our friends and customers in the Edgerton community for your long-standing support for our mission. Please say hello to our employees and contractors as they work throughout Edgerton– and stay tuned for future construction updates as we get closer to our official launch date!
KWIKOM’s fiber-optic expansion project in Wellsville is a focused part of our ongoing efforts to connect Franklin County, Kansas with high-quality, affordable fiber-optic Internet services. KWIKOM’s nearly 12 million dollar investment in Franklin County will deliver over 138 miles of fiber to every home and business in Wellsville, Ottawa, Pomona, and Williamsburg, as well as much of the surrounding rural community.
And construction is moving fast! KWIKOM will offer symmetrical broadband packages ranging from 100 Mbps to 2 Gbps for residents and up to 10 Gbps for businesses in addition to an array of phone and video options. Businesses and anchor institutions will also have access to customizable Dedicated Internet Access packages across our resilient and highly redundant fiber-optic network.
KWIKOM plans to complete construction and be offering services to customers in Wellsville by the end of the year.
Interested customers can pre-sign-up for services and to receive construction updates at www.KWIKOM.com/preorder.
KWIKOM announced a major development this week that will bring ultra-high-speed fiber broadband services to Northern Gardner and surrounding rural areas. Construction has recently begun and will rapidly expand in the coming weeks and months.
With over a decade of experience providing ISP services in Johnson County, KWIKOM has been a pioneer in investing in rural broadband infrastructure throughout the region. Zach Peres, President and Founder of KWIKOM, expressed his gratitude for the support received, saying, “The progress we’ve made to date would not have been possible without the level of support and collaboration we have received from the City of Gardner and the State of Kansas’ Office of Broadband Development.”
Residents and businesses within KWIKOM’s Gardner fiber area will benefit from internet speeds of up to 2 Gbps for residents and up to 10 Gbps for businesses, along with a range of phone and video services. The state-of-the-art 100 Gbps backbone design ensures that Gardner will be well-prepared to meet the growing bandwidth demands of the future.
Todd Winters, Mayor of Gardner, emphasized the importance of this expansion, stating, “This partnership with KWIKOM is going to make a tremendous impact on our community. Access to reliable and high-speed broadband is essential for our residents and businesses to thrive in today’s digital age. This initiative aligns perfectly with our vision for a digitally connected Gardner.”
From telecommuting to telemedicine and distance learning to businesses relying on the cloud, having access to reliable and affordable broadband is now a fundamental requirement. KWIKOM’s $6 million investment in Gardner’s fiber future will enable phase one customers to access fiber Internet and phone services by early 2024, with phase two customers soon to follow.
If you are not in our fiber area but are looking for super-fast, reliable Internet—we’ve got great news! KWIKOM just increased the speeds on our fixed wireless Internet service, and even doubled our speeds on some packages (without changing prices)!
Now, you can get 2X faster speeds on our most affordable package! It’s just $55/month for 10 Mbps download speeds! And you can now get up to 60 Mbps download speeds—no matter where you live! Great news for gamers who don’t live in a fiber area.
KWIKOM provides super-fast fixed wireless Internet service to over 30,000 square miles, encompassing over 75 counties in Kansas and surrounding states. So no matter where you live, we can provide you with fast, affordable Internet!
Current customers have already seen new faster download and upload speeds with NO increase in pricing. Of course, in our fixed wireless areas, speeds can vary depending on many factors. But rest assured, we are constantly improving our technology to make sure we deliver the absolute fastest speeds we can to all our customers–regardless of where you live!
Check out our new, faster speed packages below. To switch to KWIKOM now, just click HERE, fill out the order form and one of our friendly representatives will give you a call to schedule your installation!
KWIKOM continued its exciting expansion plans last week by hosting an official groundbreaking for Linn County, KS.
KWIKOM President and Founder Zach Peres was joined by Linn County Commission Chair Danny McCullough, and KWIKOM Director of Government Affairs John Terry at the Linn County Courthouse in Mound City to mark the occasion. Representatives from the City of Blue Mound, the City of Parker, and the Linn County Journal were also on hand to celebrate Linn County’s partnership with KWIKOM to develop over 40 miles of new fiber-optic infrastructure in Western Linn County. When completed, the project will deliver 10 gigabit capable fiber-optic internet and a scalable fiber backbone that can be expanded upon to meet future broadband demands in rural Linn County.
Construction in Linn County is actively underway between Greeley and Parker, and much of Parker already has fiber in the ground.
According to John Terry, “We truly appreciate the efforts of Linn County in addressing the critical need for broadband, and we share the belief that the choice to live and work in rural Kansas should not mean being shut out from quality internet access. We look forward to working with Linn County on future Grant projects, and there are several on the near horizon.”
While this project provides an excellent start, KWIKOM recognizes the need for further expansion to bring fiber to additional parts of Linn County. In fact, as part of the Kansas Office of Broadband Development LINC project, KWIKOM applied for a middle mile extension that will increase the fiber backbone from Blue Mound to the Anderson County line along K-31. Should this grant succeed, it would allow KWIKOM to build upon this excellent foundation to eventually serve all of Western Linn County.
KWIKOM has been actively providing broadband wireless Internet in Linn County since 2017 and has continued to invest in the County as the demand for services grows in areas that are traditionally overlooked and underserved. Additionally, as a participant in the Federal Affordable Connectivity Program, KWIKOM will offer discounted internet to qualified applicants, providing substantial savings to those most in need.
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