IdeaTek Is Bringing Fiber Internet To Maize, Kansas

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MAIZE, Kansas – Super-fast fiber internet service will soon be available to hundreds of Maize families and businesses, thanks to IdeaTek. 

The Buhler-based internet company began construction in the city last fall, promising unlimited and uncapped speeds of up to 2.5 gigabits per second. IdeaTek’s 100-percent fiber investment connects over 800 Maize homes and businesses to fiber. Crews will begin connecting residences this spring.

To celebrate, the company will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony during the Maize business luncheon on Feb. 26. 

Demand for reliable internet is high in the Maize area and early install slots are quickly filling up. To see if your home is in IdeaTek’s service area and to sign up for service, visit

Investment in fiber is a scalable solution for Kansas’ future growth. While some providers use the term “Fiber-Powered” to hide the fact that they are using outdated technology, IdeaTek invests in true fiber connections to offer symmetrical upload and download speeds, enhanced reliability and scalable capacities for the Maize area. IdeaTek is also able to provide more affordable pricing compared to current, often less reliable, service providers in the city.

“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 Maize,” 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 residents can now 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

Community Investment

IdeaTek has already established a presence in the region. The company is currently building fiber to the cities of Derby and Augusta. Other projects in the past year include Hutchinson, Newton, Valley Center and Goddard. 

“With the exciting growth that the Maize community has seen in recent years, providing and enhancing all the amenities our citizens and employers need is critical for Maize to continue in its current growth trends,” said Maize City Administrator Nick Gregory. “One of those amenities that is critical is access to high-speed, reliable fiber internet. The addition of IdeaTek Fiber to the Maize community will allow another competitive option for our businesses and residents. We wish IdeaTek the best as they celebrate their new connectivity in Maize.”

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.

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.


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