Broadband Service in Kansas

Internet Access in Kansas

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Coverage by County

82.1%
51.3%

94.7

28th

Broadband Speeds

84.3%

of Kansans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

72.5%

of Kansans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

94.7%

of Kansans have access to wireline service

41.4%

of Kansans have access to fiber-optic service

79.2%

of Kansans have access to cable service

86.1%

of Kansans have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Kansas

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Allen 77.9%
Anderson 11.6%
Atchison 84.7%
Barber 89.2%
Barton 93.5%
Bourbon 67.0%
Brown 72.2%
Butler 84.5%
Chase 7.5%
Chautauqua 21.6%
Cherokee 80.1%
Cheyenne 8.2%
Clark 46.2%
Clay 92.8%
Cloud 93.4%
Coffey 68.8%
Comanche 66.4%
Cowley 85.9%
Crawford 92.1%
Decatur 42.5%
Dickinson 90.8%
Doniphan 82.8%
Douglas 92.0%
Edwards 72.4%
Elk 69.0%
Ellis 99.8%
Ellsworth 82.9%
Finney 84.0%
Ford 85.4%
Franklin 66.1%
Geary 88.5%
Gove 73.9%
Graham 98.8%
Grant 100.0%
Gray 79.7%
Greeley 90.6%
Greenwood 33.9%
Hamilton 100.0%
Harper 60.8%
Harvey 87.5%
Haskell 72.7%
Hodgeman 66.1%
Jackson 60.5%
Jefferson 63.7%
Jewell 90.1%
Johnson 98.9%
Kearny 99.5%
Kingman 61.8%
Kiowa 38.7%
Labette 62.3%
Lane 97.9%
Leavenworth 89.3%
Lincoln 27.5%
Linn 54.0%
Logan 89.1%
Lyon 80.4%
McPherson 80.4%
Marion 68.2%
Marshall 76.3%
Meade 0.1%
Miami 62.9%
Mitchell 90.5%
Montgomery 78.2%
Morris 98.1%
Morton 100.0%
Nemaha 67.8%
Neosho 71.2%
Ness 90.3%
Norton 75.0%
Osage 55.2%
Osborne 98.2%
Ottawa 59.5%
Pawnee 69.8%
Phillips 77.8%
Pottawatomie 94.8%
Pratt 81.4%
Rawlins 50.5%
Reno 83.0%
Republic 75.9%
Rice 77.4%
Riley 89.7%
Rooks 87.7%
Rush 85.3%
Russell 99.4%
Saline 91.2%
Scott 84.1%
Sedgwick 96.9%
Seward 57.8%
Shawnee 95.0%
Sheridan 77.1%
Sherman 86.6%
Smith 90.6%
Stafford 67.8%
Stanton 100.0%
Stevens 98.9%
Sumner 99.9%
Thomas 91.0%
Trego 89.2%
Wabaunsee 37.4%
Wallace 56.3%
Washington 70.4%
Wichita 76.7%
Wilson 37.7%
Woodson 50.6%
Wyandotte 99.9%

Internet Speed in Top Kansas Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Wichita 110.1 MBPS 30 Providers
2. Overland Park 114.0 MBPS 30 Providers
3. Topeka 76.6 MBPS 20 Providers
4. Kansas City 168.2 MBPS 25 Providers
5. Olathe 87.8 MBPS 23 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Kansas

Provider Avg. download speed
Cox Communications 111.9 MBPS
Spectrum 105.2 MBPS
AT&T Internet 104.8 MBPS
KwiKom Communications 11.0 MBPS
Mercury Wireless 3.7 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Kansas, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 2/2/2021.

Kansas is the 28th most-connected state in the US when it comes to broadband access. According to user speed tests, Kansans experience average download speeds of about 135.9 Mbps, which is faster than some higher-ranking states, including California, North Carolina, and Michigan. While high percentages of the population in many of Kansas’ counties have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband internet services, a handful of counties have less than 50% access to the same services, and one county in the southwest of the state has 0% access at this time.

The Digital Divide in Kansas

The term ‘digital divide’ describes the technological gap between those who have access to the latest telecommunications technologies and those who do not. This digital divide can be quantified in terms of both affordability and accessibility.

In Kansas, there are 226 wired internet providers, however, 173,000 people in Kansas do not currently have any wired broadband services available at their place of residence. Statistics reveal that 88.3% of Kansans have access to broadband speeds of 25 Mbps or faster, but 307,000 residents do not have access to a connection capable of these speeds. Another 344,000 people only have one wired provider offering services at their location, which limits their choices in internet plans and means they have no option to switch, should they become dissatisfied with their current provider.

As for affordability, the most updated affordability data shows that 51.3% of people in Kansas have access to a ‘low-priced’ internet plan, costing $60 or less per month. This is nearly consistent with the nationwide average of 51.5% of consumers who have the same available to them.

Best-Connected Cities

In Kansas, the cities with the best combination of internet accessibility, speeds, and affordability are Prairie Village, Overland Park, Leawood, and Lenexa, with the first in the list ranking highest in the state. Prairie Village has universal broadband coverage and 100% of its citizens have access to low-priced wired broadband.

Worst-Connected Cities

On the contrary, the cities with the worst connection in Kansas are Arnold, Burdick, Stark, and Cedar Point, with the latter ranking lowest. Nobody in any of these cities has access to wired broadband.

Learn how the state of broadband in Kansas compares to that of other states nationwide here.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, the Kansas Department of Commerce has been awarded over $6.37 million in federal grants toward its Broadband Initiative program, which aims to expand broadband access in an effort to fuel the local economy.

Another $998,419 worth of federal grants was awarded toward the Expanding Broadband Access Across Kansas project, which targeted the expansion of broadband infrastructure in communities throughout the state.

The information above is pulled from a mix of public and private datasets. Find out more about our data here.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Kansas Cities

Average speed over time
Abilene 92.4%
12 providers
Alma 9.0%
8 providers
Andover 97.8%
18 providers
Anthony 39.8%
11 providers
Arkansas City 91.7%
12 providers
Arma 89.9%
11 providers
Atchison 91.9%
13 providers
Auburn 75.9%
11 providers
Augusta 83.5%
17 providers
Baldwin City 36.1%
13 providers
Basehor 96.9%
11 providers
Baxter Springs 78.4%
13 providers
Belle Plaine 100.0%
15 providers
Belleville 84.0%
12 providers
Beloit 87.7%
8 providers
Benton 88.2%
16 providers
Berryton 60.7%
12 providers
Bonner Springs 95.8%
18 providers
Bucyrus 53.2%
19 providers
Buhler 86.7%
15 providers
Burlingame 66.2%
11 providers
Burlington 87.2%
10 providers
Caney 78.4%
10 providers
Chanute 88.1%
12 providers
Chapman 78.5%
14 providers
Cheney 53.7%
12 providers
Cherryvale 65.4%
11 providers
Cimarron 89.1%
6 providers
Clay Center 89.9%
10 providers
Clearwater 82.5%
12 providers
Coffeyville 79.1%
13 providers
Colby 92.5%
8 providers
Columbus 90.9%
11 providers
Colwich 65.5%
15 providers
Concordia 89.3%
12 providers
Conway Springs 99.4%
12 providers
Council Grove 97.6%
9 providers
De Soto 89.4%
17 providers
Derby 98.2%
14 providers
Dodge City 89.3%
9 providers
Edgerton 47.8%
13 providers
El Dorado 89.2%
14 providers
Elkhart 97.8%
6 providers
Ellinwood 98.8%
7 providers
Ellsworth 86.6%
9 providers
Emporia 87.8%
11 providers
Erie 54.0%
12 providers
Eudora 83.5%
13 providers
Eureka 14.9%
8 providers
Fort Leavenworth 92.3%
14 providers
Fort Riley 70.8%
11 providers
Fort Scott 73.9%
11 providers
Fredonia 21.9%
8 providers
Frontenac 100.0%
12 providers
Galena 81.0%
13 providers
Galva 18.0%
11 providers
Garden City 88.2%
11 providers
Garden Plain 58.7%
12 providers
Gardner 94.9%
17 providers
Garnett 4.7%
10 providers
Girard 81.8%
10 providers
Goddard 89.4%
16 providers
Goodland 87.5%
9 providers
Great Bend 93.6%
9 providers
Halstead 71.2%
14 providers
Harper 71.0%
11 providers
Haven 56.0%
14 providers
Hays 100.0%
8 providers
Haysville 96.1%
13 providers
Herington 97.0%
9 providers
Hesston 93.0%
14 providers
Hiawatha 78.5%
9 providers
Hill City 99.8%
6 providers
Hillsboro 84.8%
9 providers
Hoisington 87.8%
10 providers
Holcomb 37.9%
9 providers
Holton 79.2%
10 providers
Horton 75.3%
9 providers
Hoxie 83.6%
9 providers
Hoyt 47.2%
10 providers
Hugoton 99.1%
6 providers
Humboldt 74.0%
11 providers
Hutchinson 90.5%
18 providers
Independence 83.3%
11 providers
Inman 53.4%
11 providers
Iola 89.4%
11 providers
Johnson 100.0%
6 providers
Junction City 94.3%
11 providers
Kansas City 99.9%
25 providers
Kingman 76.5%
13 providers
Kinsley 82.3%
9 providers
Lacygne 90.5%
9 providers
Lakin 99.6%
7 providers
Lansing 100.0%
14 providers
Larned 71.1%
10 providers
Lawrence 97.8%
16 providers
Leavenworth 90.9%
13 providers
Leawood 100.0%
23 providers
Lecompton 70.2%
11 providers
Lenexa 100.0%
26 providers
Leon 47.1%
11 providers
Leoti 83.2%
7 providers
Liberal 59.8%
9 providers
Lincoln 8.5%
10 providers
Lindsborg 74.1%
15 providers
Linwood 50.3%
13 providers
Louisburg 79.7%
15 providers
Lyndon 84.7%
9 providers
Lyons 88.3%
8 providers
Maize 97.7%
14 providers
Manhattan 91.0%
17 providers
Marion 75.5%
10 providers
Marysville 90.6%
8 providers
Mayetta 53.7%
10 providers
Mcpherson 90.5%
15 providers
Meade 0.0%
9 providers
Medicine Lodge 83.8%
10 providers
Meriden 58.6%
14 providers
Minneapolis 65.8%
9 providers
Mission 100.0%
18 providers
Mound City 5.5%
10 providers
Moundridge 91.5%
12 providers
Mount Hope 46.8%
13 providers
Mulvane 93.7%
14 providers
Neodesha 71.5%
11 providers
Ness City 98.9%
6 providers
Newton 92.7%
17 providers
North Newton 100.0%
17 providers
Norton 74.4%
8 providers
Oakley 86.8%
7 providers
Oberlin 37.2%
9 providers
Olathe 99.3%
23 providers
Osage City 79.7%
9 providers
Osawatomie 70.0%
10 providers
Osborne 100.0%
5 providers
Oskaloosa 67.0%
11 providers
Oswego 20.3%
13 providers
Ottawa 87.8%
11 providers
Overbrook 28.4%
9 providers
Overland Park 100.0%
30 providers
Ozawkie 55.4%
11 providers
Paola 57.4%
17 providers
Parsons 82.9%
11 providers
Peabody 1.8%
11 providers
Perry 67.5%
12 providers
Phillipsburg 80.5%
8 providers
Pittsburg 96.2%
15 providers
Plainville 87.1%
8 providers
Pleasanton 76.2%
10 providers
Pomona 23.2%
10 providers
Prairie Village 100.0%
19 providers
Pratt 88.5%
10 providers
Rose Hill 98.7%
15 providers
Rossville 20.7%
9 providers
Russell 98.4%
7 providers
Sabetha 71.3%
11 providers
Saint Francis 9.2%
9 providers
Saint George 100.0%
10 providers
Saint John 68.6%
6 providers
Saint Marys 80.2%
9 providers
Salina 95.7%
15 providers
Satanta 87.4%
8 providers
Scott City 83.8%
9 providers
Sedan 5.0%
9 providers
Sedgwick 57.6%
14 providers
Seneca 67.0%
8 providers
Shawnee 100.0%
20 providers
Silver Lake 88.7%
12 providers
Smith Center 88.7%
9 providers
Solomon 76.0%
12 providers
Spring Hill 70.4%
17 providers
Sterling 61.1%
11 providers
Stilwell 100.0%
17 providers
Stockton 84.4%
7 providers
Sublette 67.7%
10 providers
Syracuse 100.0%
7 providers
Tecumseh 96.3%
13 providers
Tonganoxie 84.4%
14 providers
Topeka 97.5%
20 providers
Troy 72.8%
9 providers
Udall 99.1%
14 providers
Ulysses 100.0%
6 providers
Valley Center 87.3%
15 providers
Valley Falls 51.8%
11 providers
Victoria 99.9%
9 providers
Wakeeney 91.6%
6 providers
Wamego 100.0%
8 providers
Wathena 81.0%
10 providers
Wellington 100.0%
12 providers
Wellsville 44.1%
10 providers
Wichita 98.7%
30 providers
Winfield 83.3%
14 providers
Yates Center 63.5%
9 providers