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Oct 8, 2020

Nextlink Connecting Kansas Students. Recieves $1.3M and Matches the Grant with $1.3M towards the buildout: Kansas Governer Laura Kelly announced the distribution of nearly $50 million in Connectivity Emergency Response Grant (CERG) funds to underserved communities across Kansas

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order #20-67 on Thursday to establish the Office of Broadband Development and announced the distribution of nearly $50 million in Connectivity Emergency Response Grant (CERG) funds to underserved communities across Kansas. The Connectivity Emergency Response Grant (CERG) was created to address the increased need for Internet connectivity in Kansas in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Proposed projects should improve connectivity to unserved and underserved areas of Kansas to address the needs of telework, telehealth, distance learning and other remote business services. School rooftops and on-site towers are central to the design, combined with co-location on existing structures results in the most efficient plan for deployment. Upon network activation, the school will be given an allotment of free connectivity vouchers to distribute to those students they deem most in need of connectivity at their homes to participate in any remote learning. This voucher is for 12 months of service and includes all home equipment and costs associated with residential installation. See Channel 3KSNW News article here - www.ksn.com/news/kansas/office-of-broadband-development-established-by-gov-kelly-announces-nearly-50-million-in-grants-for-broadband-access-expansion/ List of Awardees - https://governor.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Final-CERG-Awards.pdf For more information, please visit: https://nextlinkinternet.com or send an email to corporate@team.nxlink.com