Hey, Lindsborg — Internet Freedom™ is here.
After serving Lindsborg’s downtown business district for the past four years, IdeaTek expanded its footprint to the city’s residential areas, giving hundreds of households access to gigabit speeds at affordable prices.
The project furthers the company’s mission of providing Internet Freedom to Kansas communities, said Daniel Friesen, IdeaTek’s Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer.
“We are extremely excited for the opportunities this much-needed fiber investment will bring to Lindsborg,” he said. “Our mission of internet freedom means we believe everyone should have access to high-speed fiber internet – no matter where they live. We look forward to providing residents and businesses with the world-class connectivity they deserve.”
Investment in fiber is a scalable solution for Kansas’ future growth, Friesen added. “Our mission is to build to the standards of the future, not today.”
With this rollout, IdeaTek offers unlimited, uncapped, symmetrical speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second. IdeaTek also does not require contracts.
“We already know from our current relationship that IdeaTek has been beneficial for our business community,” said Holly Lofton, executive director of the Lindsborg Convention and Visitors Bureau. “In a small community, with more people choosing to work from home, fiber internet opens up a lot of possibilities. “There are people who would choose to live rural if they could work rural. And high-speed internet will allow that to happen.”
To celebrate fiber coming to Lindsborg, IdeaTek will have a special event during the Oct. 21 Smoky Valley High School football game vs Nickerson High School. Nickerson residents also received fiber internet this fall.All attendees who sign up for service will receive free entrance to the game. IdeaTek also will be giving away branded hats for each school.
Based in Buhler, IdeaTek was founded by Daniel Friesen and four high school friends in 1999. Today, the company employs over 130 Kansans and is continuing to grow. The team is dedicated to the mission of connecting underserved communities with affordable high-speed internet.
To date, IdeaTek has deployed more than 4,000 miles of fiber — plus built more than 100 fixed wireless towers — serving customers in nearly 70 Kansas communities.
Residents and businesses interested in signing up for service can visit http://hookmeup.ideatek.com to enter their address and contact information. Or, they can call the IdeaTek sales team at 855-433-2835.
About IdeaTek Telcom
IdeaTek Telcom, LLC, is a Buhler, Kansas-based broadband service provider with the mission of “fighting for Internet Freedom.” IdeaTek uses a unique and innovative approach to deploy scalable, long-term fiber optic infrastructures, bridging the broadband gap in rural communities. The company has already successfully built over 4,000 miles of fiber throughout Kansas. IdeaTek has long been at the forefront on broadband equity issues and is committed to enriching the communities in which they operate. They were recently named to Inc. 5000’s list of fastest-growing companies for the ninth time.