Kansas Office of the Governor

Governor Kelly (D-KS) Commits $30 Million to Increase High-Speed Internet Availability

Governor Laura Kelly (D-KS) highlighted a new program aimed at helping Kansas communities that lack high-speed internet. The Lasting Infrastructure and Network Connectivity (LINC) program will provide $30 million in competitive funding opportunities to build the infrastructure needed for more homes and businesses to access broadband. The goal of the LINC program is to reduce the cost of internet service, increase its availability, and improve its performance for users. LINC will provide opportunities for increased adoption of the internet by focusing on funding for: 

Governor Kelly Launches Statewide Initiative to Increase Adoption of Affordable Connectivity Program

Governor Laura Kelly (D-KS) announced a statewide initiative to increase awareness of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a program that helps lower-income families pay for high-speed internet. There are 438,634 Kansas households eligible for the ACP, yet only 93,244 (21%) of those eligible have enrolled. In partnership with EducationSuperHighway, a national non-profit with a mission to close the broadband affordability gap, the governor’s initiative will build a broad coalition of local stakeholders, service providers, nonprofit organizations, and higher learning instit

Governor Kelly Announces Kansas to Receive $15 Million to Provide Communities Digital Devices and Skills Training

Governor Laura Kelly (D-KS) announced that Kansas is the first state to receive $15 million in US Department of Treasury Digital Connectivity Technology (DCT) funds. The money will support equal access to high-speed internet, provide devices to underserved Kansans, and expand digital skills training for communities across Kansas. The DCT funds are made available under the American Rescue Plan Act's (ARPA) Capital Projects Fund (CPF).