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IdeaTek is Bringing Gigabit Fiber Internet to Colwich


BUHLER, Kan. – IdeaTek has expanded its fiber footprint into Colwich, giving businesses and households access to gigabit speeds at affordable prices. The expansion 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 Colwich,” 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.”

In January, IdeaTek deployed wireless internet to the city and surrounding residences. It was developed as a temporary solution for remote areas.

Friesen said that investment in fiber is a scalable solution for Kansas’ future growth. “Our mission is to build to the standards of the future, not today.”

With this rollout, IdeaTek will offer unlimited, uncapped, symmetrical speeds of up to 2 gigabits per second. IdeaTek also does not require contracts.

An informational meeting about IdeaTek service will be at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at Gambino’s Pizza, 339 S. First St. Staff will be on hand to answer questions about packages and pricing. Light refreshments will be served.

Based in Buhler, IdeaTek was founded by Friesen and four high school friends in 1999. Today, the company employs over 140 Kansans and continues 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 more than 70 Kansas communities. 

Residents and businesses interested in signing up for service can visit to enter their address and contact information. Or, they can call the IdeaTek sales team at 855-433-2835.