Organization City of Chanute Electric Dept
Communities Covered City of Chanute and service areas Neosho County
Goals of the Network

Connect our own facilities, school district, and community college (these were the key players in our project)

Goals Achieved

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All goals achieved. Fiber to home not done. 60 customers with big bandwidth. security monitoring, community college Gb city, 10 Gb between core switches. Community College (9400 people) awarded 5th fastest growing in the nation. Fastest growing CC in Chanute. Mainly due to online classes that are now available. Telemedicine now available. Hospitals connected to neurologist in Denver, Colorado and more usages still being discovered. State testing involved everyone in community before. They had to ask everyone to shut down their computers for testing to happen to get enough bandwidth. That is no longer necessary. No ceilings or limit on usage. No throttling. Opened bandwidth helped make things better and run more smoothly. They were ultimately able to lower bandwidth needed. Pre-broadband deployment and posting stats from businesses to create baseline. State committing dollars to phase 1 project - 300 businesses. Will keep scorecards on businesses.

The Network's Impact
  • Impacted/impacting all four equally
Initial Investment Amount $1,250,000.00
Investment Covered We deployed the network in phases after paying for initial buildout
Source of Investment
  • Capital fund
Investment Repaid? We had/have no obligation to repay the initial investment (e.g. it was a grant)
Services offered
  • Wholesale via open access network (ISPs sell retail)
  • Retail sales of fiber to individuals, businesses, others
  • Retail sales of wireless services to individuals, businesses, others
  • Sell dark fiber services
  • Own and sell data center services