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Another Rural Telephone Cooperative to Deploy Gigabit Fiber Network

| Written by ILSR | No Comments | Updated on Jun 8, 2015 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at

Residents in the southeast rural town of Frontenac, Kansas, will have access to fiber by the spring of 2016, reports the

After receiving approval from the Frontenac City Council, the Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative announced that it intends to deploy fiber within the city of 3,400. Each home will have access; gigabit service will cost approximately $70 per month. Construction will begin this summer.

From the article and the video embedded below:

“It’s just superior to anything out there. I mean, we’ve been doing fiber for several years. We have well over 2,000 customers, and I think we just finally asked ourselves why are we restricting the use of this fiber optic cable when it can do so much more than what most people are receiving?” said Craig Wilbert, Craw-Kan General Manager.

This article is apart of MuniNetworks. The original piece can be found here