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Twin Valley Provides Internet to New Areas

February 12, 2021

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In the past year, COVID-19 has changed our everyday lives in almost every aspect of our day-to-day routine. The state of Kansas realized the impact on the families and businesses in our rural areas, including some people not having access to reliable Internet service in most rural areas of the state. They wanted to help facilitate the rollout of broadband service to these unserved and underserved areas.

The Kansas Department of Commerce created the Connectivity Emergency Response Grant (CERG) to manage the rollout of the service to these new areas.  With available federal CARES Act money, they decided to quickly offer matching grants to companies that were willing to build the infrastructure necessary to offer Internet to those areas with documented speeds of less than the minimum speed of 25/3 Mbps. Twin Valley realized this was a good opportunity to put into action our company motto of Unlocking Possibilities for Communities for Generations.

Twin Valley General Manager, Scott Leitzel stated, “By partnering with the Kansas Department of Commerce through this program, we knew we could use our team’s expertise to efficiently design and deploy a network that will provide two times the minimum speeds to the families in these underserved areas.”

After working to secure sites for the network infrastructure, the Twin Valley technician team has installed and tested the service to ensure that network is working properly in the areas of Solomon, Minneapolis, Abilene, and Keats. If you or someone you know lives close to these towns, they most likely can now access speeds of 50/8 Mbps per second which will allow them to stream videos, conduct meetings, and most importantly remote learn/work. To learn more about the new Internet available, please select your town from the list below:

Abilene 

Keats 

Minneapolis 

Solomon 

Junction City 

Chapman – Coming Soon