IdeaTek is bringing gigabit fiber internet to Stafford, Kansas

Kim Fritzemeier

Photo Courtesy of Kim Fritzemeier, Stafford County.

IdeaTek is bringing gigabit fiber internet to Stafford, Kansas

STAFFORD, Kansas – Super-fast fiber internet service and special pricing is now available to hundreds of Stafford families and businesses, thanks to IdeaTek. 

The Buhler-based internet company began construction in Stafford this summer, delivering unlimited and uncapped speeds of up to 2.5 gigabits per second. Demand for reliable internet is high in the Stafford area and early install slots are quickly filling up. Residents can sign up for service at

IdeaTek’s 100-percent fiber investment connects nearly 700 homes and businesses to fiber. As part of a partnership, IdeaTek is also unveiling special pricing for Stafford residents:

  • Super Gig (2,500 Mbps download / 2,500 Mbps upload) for $97.95 a month (30% discount)
  • Gig (1,000 Mbps download /1,000 Mbps upload) for $65.95 a month (27% discount)
  • Intro (100 Mbps download / 100 Mbps upload) for $39.95 a month (29% discount)

“At IdeaTek, we’re committed to bringing high-speed fiber internet to every corner of Kansas, and we’re excited to make it a reality in Stafford,” said Daniel Friesen, IdeaTek’s co-founder and chief innovation officer. “True fiber internet is the gold standard in internet connectivity. With fiber, we are providing a new foundation for innovation, creativity and progress in the age of the digital economy. Our ultimate goal is to provide fiber to all Kansas residents because fiber is hands-down the best technology for high-speed broadband.” 

Building fiber infrastructure takes time, but soon residents can look forward to:

  • Symmetrical upload and download speeds of up to 2.5 gigabits per second
  • Unlimited data with no throttling or lag time
  • No annual contracts
  • Friendly, Kansas-based customer support

IdeaTek has provided Stafford schools with fiber internet for several years, which has helped the small school create critical remote learning opportunities, along with the opportunity to develop a robotics curriculum. In 2020, IdeaTek deployed wireless internet to Stafford and the surrounding communities in the county. It was developed as a temporary solution until fiber could be built.

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 more than 4,500 miles of fiber and built 150 fixed wireless towers, serving customers in 100 Kansas communities. 

To see if your home is in IdeaTek’s residential build and to sign up for service, 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 10th time.