Internet Service Providers in Kansas

Kansas Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

82.1%
51.3%

134.3

28th

High-Speed Internet Access

87.1%

of Kansans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

76.0%

of Kansans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

94.9%

of Kansans have access to wireline service

43.0%

of Kansans have access to fiber-optic service

80.2%

of Kansans have access to cable service

84.7%

of Kansans have access to DSL service

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Allen 81.4%
Anderson 58.0%
Atchison 86.5%
Barber 95.0%
Barton 94.0%
Bourbon 76.6%
Brown 76.9%
Butler 84.4%
Chase 8.0%
Chautauqua 21.4%
Cherokee 91.1%
Cheyenne 54.2%
Clark 55.5%
Clay 97.6%
Cloud 93.4%
Coffey 76.0%
Comanche 66.4%
Cowley 86.2%
Crawford 97.1%
Decatur 76.5%
Dickinson 92.2%
Doniphan 88.9%
Douglas 93.4%
Edwards 75.1%
Elk 67.9%
Ellis 99.8%
Ellsworth 91.6%
Finney 84.6%
Ford 89.5%
Franklin 73.7%
Geary 89.6%
Gove 73.9%
Graham 98.8%
Grant 100.0%
Gray 88.2%
Greeley 90.7%
Greenwood 72.8%
Hamilton 100.0%
Harper 91.0%
Harvey 85.3%
Haskell 73.2%
Hodgeman 88.2%
Jackson 73.2%
Jefferson 74.0%
Jewell 90.1%
Johnson 99.6%
Kearny 99.5%
Kingman 66.5%
Kiowa 38.9%
Labette 70.7%
Lane 97.9%
Leavenworth 85.4%
Lincoln 89.6%
Linn 62.5%
Logan 89.1%
Lyon 82.6%
McPherson 88.2%
Marion 79.6%
Marshall 76.3%
Meade 0.6%
Miami 77.6%
Mitchell 90.8%
Montgomery 79.5%
Morris 97.9%
Morton 100.0%
Nemaha 68.2%
Neosho 77.7%
Ness 90.5%
Norton 75.2%
Osage 78.6%
Osborne 98.2%
Ottawa 94.9%
Pawnee 71.6%
Phillips 79.2%
Pottawatomie 97.1%
Pratt 88.0%
Rawlins 50.5%
Reno 86.7%
Republic 76.1%
Rice 90.0%
Riley 88.3%
Rooks 88.0%
Rush 88.9%
Russell 100.0%
Saline 95.3%
Scott 84.1%
Sedgwick 97.2%
Seward 57.8%
Shawnee 94.9%
Sheridan 77.1%
Sherman 87.5%
Smith 90.6%
Stafford 68.0%
Stanton 100.0%
Stevens 98.9%
Sumner 99.9%
Thomas 91.0%
Trego 96.6%
Wabaunsee 64.4%
Wallace 64.6%
Washington 79.7%
Wichita 76.7%
Wilson 55.6%
Woodson 56.8%
Wyandotte 99.8%

Internet Speed in Top Kansas Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Wichita 161.8 MBPS 33 Providers
2. Overland Park 136.4 MBPS 31 Providers
3. Topeka 83.8 MBPS 22 Providers
4. Kansas City 260.9 MBPS 26 Providers
5. Olathe 107.5 MBPS 24 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Kansas

Provider Avg. download speed
Cox Communications 181.5 MBPS
Spectrum 150.6 MBPS
AT&T Internet 137.6 MBPS
KwiKom Communications 10.6 MBPS
Mercury Wireless 10.3 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in Kansas, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

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.

Internet for Rural Areas in Kansas

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.

Internet Providers By City in Kansas

Average speed over time
Abilene 94.6%
12 providers
Alma 73.5%
10 providers
Andover 97.8%
17 providers
Anthony 94.4%
13 providers
Arkansas City 92.0%
13 providers
Arma 99.7%
15 providers
Atchison 90.1%
15 providers
Augusta 83.5%
17 providers
Baldwin City 91.7%
14 providers
Basehor 95.6%
13 providers
Baxter Springs 94.0%
15 providers
Belle Plaine 100.0%
15 providers
Belleville 84.0%
14 providers
Beloit 87.8%
9 providers
Berryton 52.7%
12 providers
Bonner Springs 88.9%
18 providers
Bucyrus 72.7%
20 providers
Buhler 89.0%
13 providers
Burlingame 71.1%
12 providers
Burlington 88.9%
12 providers
Caney 82.1%
12 providers
Chanute 88.1%
13 providers
Chapman 82.2%
14 providers
Cheney 71.9%
13 providers
Cimarron 98.9%
7 providers
Clay Center 96.7%
11 providers
Clearwater 81.1%
12 providers
Coffeyville 79.2%
14 providers
Colby 92.5%
9 providers
Columbus 96.0%
13 providers
Colwich 69.5%
16 providers
Concordia 89.3%
13 providers
Conway Springs 99.4%
11 providers
Council Grove 97.6%
10 providers
De Soto 95.5%
17 providers
Derby 98.2%
16 providers
Dodge City 92.8%
9 providers
Edgerton 88.9%
15 providers
El Dorado 88.2%
15 providers
Elkhart 99.8%
8 providers
Ellinwood 99.0%
8 providers
Ellsworth 95.2%
8 providers
Emporia 90.4%
12 providers
Erie 54.0%
12 providers
Eudora 85.0%
13 providers
Eureka 77.3%
9 providers
Fort Leavenworth 92.3%
15 providers
Fort Riley 71.1%
12 providers
Fort Scott 85.4%
13 providers
Fredonia 45.4%
9 providers
Frontenac 100.0%
14 providers
Galena 88.3%
15 providers
Galva 98.2%
12 providers
Garden City 88.6%
12 providers
Garden Plain 80.3%
14 providers
Gardner 99.3%
17 providers
Garnett 73.0%
11 providers
Girard 99.3%
12 providers
Goddard 94.3%
17 providers
Goodland 88.2%
10 providers
Great Bend 93.7%
9 providers
Harper 86.8%
12 providers
Haven 67.9%
13 providers
Hays 100.0%
8 providers
Haysville 96.0%
14 providers
Herington 93.4%
10 providers
Hesston 89.5%
14 providers
Hiawatha 83.7%
12 providers
Hill City 99.8%
8 providers
Hillsboro 78.4%
9 providers
Holcomb 37.9%
9 providers
Holton 84.2%
12 providers
Horton 82.2%
12 providers
Hoxie 83.6%
9 providers
Hoyt 73.2%
11 providers
Hugoton 99.1%
7 providers
Humboldt 74.4%
13 providers
Hutchinson 91.0%
15 providers
Independence 83.3%
13 providers
Inman 68.1%
12 providers
Iola 89.1%
14 providers
Johnson 100.0%
7 providers
Junction City 95.9%
12 providers
Kansas City 99.9%
26 providers
Kingman 79.0%
14 providers
Kinsley 83.7%
10 providers
Lacygne 90.9%
10 providers
Lakin 99.6%
8 providers
Lansing 100.0%
16 providers
Larned 71.4%
9 providers
Lawrence 94.9%
17 providers
Leavenworth 87.8%
14 providers
Leawood 100.0%
24 providers
Lecompton 27.8%
11 providers
Lenexa 100.0%
29 providers
Leon 45.3%
11 providers
Leoti 83.2%
8 providers
Liberal 59.8%
10 providers
Lincoln 83.5%
10 providers
Lindsborg 89.4%
15 providers
Linwood 79.5%
13 providers
Louisburg 84.4%
17 providers
Lyndon 89.0%
10 providers
Lyons 92.5%
7 providers
Maize 97.7%
14 providers
Manhattan 89.0%
15 providers
Marion 84.3%
9 providers
Marysville 90.6%
9 providers
Mayetta 72.5%
11 providers
Mcpherson 92.2%
16 providers
Meade 0.9%
9 providers
Medicine Lodge 95.0%
11 providers
Meriden 88.3%
14 providers
Minneapolis 89.7%
9 providers
Mission 100.0%
20 providers
Mound City 49.2%
11 providers
Moundridge 75.1%
13 providers
Mount Hope 67.3%
13 providers
Mulvane 93.3%
14 providers
Neodesha 72.7%
12 providers
Ness City 98.9%
7 providers
Newton 89.4%
18 providers
North Newton 100.0%
16 providers
Norton 74.8%
9 providers
Oakley 86.8%
6 providers
Oberlin 80.7%
9 providers
Olathe 99.6%
24 providers
Osage City 84.3%
11 providers
Osawatomie 88.0%
12 providers
Osborne 100.0%
6 providers
Oskaloosa 68.7%
12 providers
Ottawa 82.1%
11 providers
Overbrook 67.5%
10 providers
Overland Park 100.0%
31 providers
Paola 65.5%
18 providers
Parsons 84.3%
11 providers
Peabody 72.2%
11 providers
Perry 77.3%
13 providers
Phillipsburg 81.3%
9 providers
Pittsburg 97.5%
17 providers
Plainville 87.9%
9 providers
Pleasanton 76.2%
11 providers
Pomona 61.2%
10 providers
Prairie Village 100.0%
20 providers
Pratt 93.2%
10 providers
Rose Hill 98.5%
15 providers
Russell 100.0%
8 providers
Sabetha 71.3%
12 providers
Saint Francis 71.4%
8 providers
Saint George 100.0%
11 providers
Saint John 68.6%
7 providers
Saint Marys 92.8%
10 providers
Salina 95.9%
16 providers
Satanta 87.4%
9 providers
Scott City 83.8%
10 providers
Sedan 5.0%
10 providers
Sedgwick 57.6%
14 providers
Seneca 67.0%
10 providers
Shawnee 100.0%
21 providers
Silver Lake 92.4%
13 providers
Smith Center 88.7%
9 providers
Solomon 85.0%
13 providers
South Hutchinson 100.0%
13 providers
Spring Hill 95.2%
17 providers
Sterling 83.9%
11 providers
Stilwell 100.0%
18 providers
Stockton 84.4%
7 providers
Sublette 67.7%
11 providers
Syracuse 100.0%
8 providers
Tecumseh 77.8%
13 providers
Tonganoxie 62.2%
15 providers
Topeka 97.0%
22 providers
Troy 81.4%
11 providers
Udall 99.1%
14 providers
Ulysses 100.0%
7 providers
Valley Center 82.1%
15 providers
Valley Falls 55.1%
12 providers
Wamego 100.0%
9 providers
Wathena 90.0%
13 providers
Wellington 100.0%
13 providers
Wellsville 91.1%
12 providers
Wichita 98.8%
33 providers
Winfield 83.7%
15 providers
Yates Center 63.7%
11 providers

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