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IdeaTek Expands Fiber Internet to McPherson


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MCPHERSON, Kan. – Thanks to an overwhelming response from residents, IdeaTek is expanding its popular ultra-fast fiber internet to McPherson residents and businesses. This expansion will give thousands of additional households access to gigabit speeds at affordable prices.

The first zone was connected earlier this month. Installs are taking place in the northern part of McPherson, between Sonora Drive and Wickersham Drive.

“As a local Kansas broadband provider, we know community focus is important. We are excited to locally support and invest in McPherson, and we are proud to dedicate our resources to this wonderful, growing community in our newest fiber broadband build,” said Daniel Friesen, IdeaTek’s co-founder and chief innovation officer. “Our goal is to empower the McPherson community by bringing high-speed fiber internet to every doorstep, unlocking incredible opportunities for McPherson residents and businesses.”

IdeaTek has long been dedicated to bridging the digital divide in rural areas by bringing fiber internet access to underserved rural communities. However, internet access challenges extend beyond rural areas, Friesen said.

“Fiber internet is the gold standard for internet connectivity, and we want to bring this technology to as many communities as possible, including McPherson,” Friesen said. “With fiber, we are providing a new foundation for innovation, creativity and progress in the age of the digital economy.”

Friesen said that investment in fiber is a scalable solution for Kansas’ future growth. Fiber offers symmetrical upload and download speeds, scalable capacities for decades of future bandwidth demands, plus more reliability than the city’s current service providers. “We build to the standards of the future, not today,” he said.

With this rollout, IdeaTek offers unlimited, uncapped, symmetrical speeds of up to 2.5 gigabits per second. IdeaTek also does not require contracts.

IdeaTek will have a ribbon cutting at 9:30 a.m. July 20 at the Mcpherson Chamber of Commerce. Brunch will be served and the IdeaTek team will be on hand to answer questions about service plans and the construction process. The team also will be giving way McPherson Bullpup T-shirts.

Based in Buhler, IdeaTek was founded in 1999 by Friesen and four high school friends. Today, the company employs over 150 Kansans and is continuing to grow. IdeaTek has deployed over 4,000 miles of fiber and built 150 fixed wireless towers, serving customers in nearly 90 Kansas communities.

To see if your home is in IdeaTek’s residential build, visit

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 4,500 miles of fiber throughout Kansas. IdeaTek has long been at the forefront of 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.