Broadband Service in Kansas

Internet Access in Kansas

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Coverage by County

82.1%
51.3%

105.8

28th

Broadband Speeds

85.1%

of Kansans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

74.9%

of Kansans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

94.7%

of Kansans have access to wireline service

42.2%

of Kansans have access to fiber-optic service

79.5%

of Kansans have access to cable service

85.6%

of Kansans have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Kansas

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Allen 81.4%
Anderson 58.0%
Atchison 86.4%
Barber 90.8%
Barton 93.9%
Bourbon 72.3%
Brown 76.6%
Butler 84.4%
Chase 8.0%
Chautauqua 21.6%
Cherokee 90.5%
Cheyenne 54.2%
Clark 46.2%
Clay 97.6%
Cloud 93.4%
Coffey 75.6%
Comanche 66.4%
Cowley 85.8%
Crawford 96.5%
Decatur 76.5%
Dickinson 92.2%
Doniphan 88.9%
Douglas 93.6%
Edwards 74.5%
Elk 69.5%
Ellis 99.8%
Ellsworth 91.6%
Finney 84.7%
Ford 88.5%
Franklin 72.4%
Geary 90.0%
Gove 73.9%
Graham 98.8%
Grant 100.0%
Gray 83.5%
Greeley 90.7%
Greenwood 36.1%
Hamilton 100.0%
Harper 82.3%
Harvey 84.8%
Haskell 72.7%
Hodgeman 78.1%
Jackson 73.1%
Jefferson 74.6%
Jewell 90.1%
Johnson 99.5%
Kearny 99.5%
Kingman 62.5%
Kiowa 38.7%
Labette 69.6%
Lane 97.9%
Leavenworth 85.4%
Lincoln 89.6%
Linn 62.4%
Logan 89.1%
Lyon 82.1%
McPherson 84.1%
Marion 78.3%
Marshall 76.3%
Meade 0.1%
Miami 73.1%
Mitchell 90.8%
Montgomery 79.5%
Morris 97.7%
Morton 100.0%
Nemaha 68.2%
Neosho 77.8%
Ness 90.5%
Norton 75.0%
Osage 69.6%
Osborne 98.2%
Ottawa 94.9%
Pawnee 69.7%
Phillips 78.6%
Pottawatomie 96.9%
Pratt 85.5%
Rawlins 50.5%
Reno 84.5%
Republic 75.9%
Rice 88.9%
Riley 86.6%
Rooks 88.0%
Rush 85.3%
Russell 100.0%
Saline 95.3%
Scott 84.1%
Sedgwick 96.9%
Seward 57.8%
Shawnee 94.9%
Sheridan 77.1%
Sherman 87.5%
Smith 90.6%
Stafford 68.1%
Stanton 100.0%
Stevens 98.9%
Sumner 99.9%
Thomas 91.0%
Trego 89.3%
Wabaunsee 50.7%
Wallace 64.6%
Washington 79.7%
Wichita 76.7%
Wilson 56.3%
Woodson 56.6%
Wyandotte 99.8%

Internet Speed in Top Kansas Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Wichita 121.7 MBPS 30 Providers
2. Overland Park 122.7 MBPS 29 Providers
3. Topeka 78.6 MBPS 21 Providers
4. Kansas City 196.2 MBPS 25 Providers
5. Olathe 93.3 MBPS 23 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Kansas

Provider Avg. download speed
Cox Communications 127.9 MBPS
AT&T Internet 117.0 MBPS
Spectrum 115.7 MBPS
KwiKom Communications 11.1 MBPS
Mercury Wireless 4.2 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Kansas, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

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.

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 94.6%
11 providers
Alma 20.2%
8 providers
Andover 97.8%
18 providers
Anthony 86.0%
11 providers
Arkansas City 91.7%
12 providers
Arma 99.7%
13 providers
Atchison 90.0%
13 providers
Auburn 75.9%
10 providers
Augusta 83.5%
17 providers
Baldwin City 85.4%
13 providers
Basehor 95.6%
12 providers
Baxter Springs 94.3%
13 providers
Belle Plaine 100.0%
15 providers
Belleville 84.0%
12 providers
Beloit 87.8%
8 providers
Benton 88.2%
16 providers
Berryton 52.7%
11 providers
Bonner Springs 88.9%
17 providers
Bucyrus 71.4%
19 providers
Buhler 87.2%
15 providers
Burlingame 71.1%
11 providers
Burlington 88.4%
10 providers
Caney 82.1%
10 providers
Chanute 88.1%
11 providers
Chapman 82.2%
13 providers
Cheney 58.8%
12 providers
Cherryvale 65.3%
10 providers
Cimarron 98.9%
6 providers
Clay Center 96.7%
10 providers
Clearwater 82.5%
12 providers
Coffeyville 79.1%
12 providers
Colby 92.5%
8 providers
Columbus 95.9%
11 providers
Colwich 65.6%
15 providers
Concordia 89.3%
12 providers
Conway Springs 99.4%
12 providers
Council Grove 97.6%
9 providers
De Soto 98.3%
16 providers
Derby 98.2%
15 providers
Dodge City 92.7%
8 providers
Edgerton 84.6%
14 providers
El Dorado 88.2%
14 providers
Elkhart 97.8%
6 providers
Ellinwood 99.0%
7 providers
Ellsworth 95.2%
8 providers
Emporia 89.8%
11 providers
Erie 54.0%
11 providers
Eudora 85.9%
12 providers
Eureka 16.0%
7 providers
Fort Leavenworth 92.3%
15 providers
Fort Riley 72.1%
12 providers
Fort Scott 80.5%
11 providers
Fredonia 48.0%
8 providers
Frontenac 100.0%
13 providers
Galena 88.7%
13 providers
Galva 97.2%
11 providers
Garden City 88.6%
11 providers
Garden Plain 63.7%
13 providers
Gardner 99.3%
16 providers
Garnett 73.0%
9 providers
Girard 99.3%
11 providers
Goddard 91.7%
16 providers
Goodland 88.2%
9 providers
Great Bend 93.6%
8 providers
Halstead 71.0%
12 providers
Harper 73.5%
11 providers
Haven 62.5%
14 providers
Hays 100.0%
8 providers
Haysville 96.0%
13 providers
Herington 93.4%
9 providers
Hesston 88.8%
14 providers
Hiawatha 83.1%
9 providers
Hill City 99.8%
6 providers
Hillsboro 77.8%
9 providers
Hoisington 88.5%
10 providers
Holcomb 37.9%
9 providers
Holton 84.2%
10 providers
Horton 82.2%
9 providers
Hoxie 83.6%
8 providers
Hoyt 73.1%
10 providers
Hugoton 99.1%
6 providers
Humboldt 74.4%
11 providers
Hutchinson 90.2%
16 providers
Independence 83.3%
11 providers
Inman 56.6%
11 providers
Iola 89.1%
11 providers
Johnson 100.0%
6 providers
Junction City 95.9%
11 providers
Kansas City 99.9%
25 providers
Kingman 76.7%
12 providers
Kinsley 82.8%
10 providers
Lacygne 90.9%
9 providers
Lakin 99.6%
7 providers
Lansing 100.0%
15 providers
Larned 71.0%
9 providers
Lawrence 95.6%
17 providers
Leavenworth 87.8%
13 providers
Leawood 100.0%
23 providers
Lecompton 27.8%
10 providers
Lenexa 100.0%
26 providers
Leon 47.1%
11 providers
Leoti 83.2%
7 providers
Liberal 59.8%
9 providers
Lincoln 83.5%
10 providers
Lindsborg 87.4%
15 providers
Linwood 79.6%
12 providers
Louisburg 83.4%
16 providers
Lyndon 90.4%
9 providers
Lyons 92.5%
7 providers
Maize 97.7%
14 providers
Manhattan 87.0%
16 providers
Marion 84.3%
9 providers
Marysville 90.6%
9 providers
Mayetta 72.3%
10 providers
Mcpherson 91.7%
14 providers
Meade 0.0%
7 providers
Medicine Lodge 86.9%
10 providers
Meriden 88.3%
13 providers
Minneapolis 89.7%
9 providers
Mission 100.0%
18 providers
Mound City 49.2%
10 providers
Moundridge 49.5%
12 providers
Mount Hope 46.6%
13 providers
Mulvane 93.7%
13 providers
Neodesha 71.7%
10 providers
Ness City 98.9%
6 providers
Newton 89.2%
16 providers
North Newton 100.0%
16 providers
Norton 74.4%
8 providers
Oakley 86.8%
6 providers
Oberlin 80.7%
9 providers
Olathe 99.6%
23 providers
Osage City 84.2%
9 providers
Osawatomie 84.3%
11 providers
Osborne 100.0%
5 providers
Oskaloosa 70.5%
11 providers
Oswego 62.1%
13 providers
Ottawa 81.9%
10 providers
Overbrook 66.9%
9 providers
Overland Park 100.0%
29 providers
Paola 59.8%
17 providers
Parsons 84.3%
10 providers
Peabody 72.2%
11 providers
Perry 80.4%
11 providers
Phillipsburg 80.5%
8 providers
Pittsburg 97.4%
15 providers
Plainville 87.8%
8 providers
Pleasanton 76.2%
10 providers
Pomona 61.9%
9 providers
Prairie Village 100.0%
18 providers
Pratt 91.4%
9 providers
Rose Hill 98.5%
15 providers
Russell 100.0%
7 providers
Sabetha 71.3%
10 providers
Saint Francis 71.4%
8 providers
Saint George 100.0%
10 providers
Saint John 68.6%
6 providers
Saint Marys 92.8%
9 providers
Salina 95.9%
15 providers
Satanta 87.4%
8 providers
Scott City 83.8%
9 providers
Sedan 5.0%
9 providers
Sedgwick 57.4%
13 providers
Seneca 67.0%
8 providers
Shawnee 100.0%
20 providers
Silver Lake 92.9%
13 providers
Smith Center 88.7%
8 providers
Solomon 85.0%
12 providers
Spring Hill 88.2%
16 providers
Sterling 80.6%
11 providers
Stilwell 100.0%
17 providers
Stockton 84.4%
7 providers
Sublette 67.7%
10 providers
Syracuse 100.0%
7 providers
Tecumseh 77.8%
12 providers
Tonganoxie 62.4%
13 providers
Topeka 97.0%
21 providers
Troy 81.6%
9 providers
Udall 99.1%
14 providers
Ulysses 100.0%
6 providers
Valley Center 82.1%
14 providers
Valley Falls 55.3%
11 providers
Victoria 100.0%
8 providers
Wakeeney 91.7%
6 providers
Wamego 100.0%
8 providers
Wathena 90.0%
11 providers
Wellington 100.0%
11 providers
Wellsville 82.2%
11 providers
Wichita 98.8%
30 providers
Winfield 83.1%
13 providers
Yates Center 63.8%
9 providers