Community Broadband

What Fiber Broadband Can Do For Your Community (pdf)


The City of Chanute, Kansas has built a metropolitan area communications network for the benefit of the community. We began our network in 1984 in order to support our Electric Utility operations. We feel that true ultra-high speed broadband is just as important in today’s information society as electricity was over 100 years ago and believe it will be the cornerstone for future economic growth for Chanute. We are a leader in the State of Kansas regarding the deployment of municipal-owned broadband infrastructure. We operate:

In the News

Kansas Corporation Commission Approves Chanute Public Broadband (article) Wichita Eagle 12-16-14:

City moves forward with Fiber to the Home (pdf) Chanute Tribune 12-4-13

Chanute Upgrades Collocation Services (pdf) 12-26-12

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance published this article in October 2012:
"Chanute's Gig: One Rural Kansas Community's Tradition of Innovation Led to a Gigabit and Ubiquitous Wireless Coverage".

Google Fiber for Chanute

In 2011, the City of Chanute proposed a fiber-to-the-home project to Google, Inc. The award was granted to Kansas City, Kansas, which is two hours driving (or 7 milliseconds on our fiber network) to the north of Chanute.

Additional Information

FTTH Roundtable Discussion
Anchor Institutions

Current & Planned Broadband Activities
You Tube Video - Community Broadband Network

You Tube Broadband Video