IdeaTek to bring high-speed fiber internet to Bucklin, Kansas

March 31, 2022

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IdeaTek to bring fiber internet and gigabit speeds to Bucklin, Kansas

BUCKLIN — IdeaTek brings fiber internet, gigabit speeds to Bucklin, Kansas

Bucklin residents now have access to fiber internet and gigabit speeds, thanks to IdeaTek.

IdeaTek, an internet service provider based in Buhler, has expanded its fiber network to the Ford County community of 715, which means faster, more reliable service for homes, businesses, educational facilities and enterprises.

“This investment is another exciting step in expanding our mission of delivering 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 Bucklin,” he said. “We strongly believe all Kansans should have the freedom to choose reliable, unlimited internet, and we look forward to becoming an integral part of the city’s future growth.”

The IdeaTek team is now scheduling customers for fiber installations. Residents have access to symmetrical speeds of up to 2,000 Mbps. IdeaTek plans start at $50 a month.

“We are thrilled that IdeaTek is now in Bucklin,” said Cody Warden, Bucklin community leader and residents. “IdeaTek will give residents another option to choose from for internet service, and we are excited that they have chosen to invest in our community.”

The expansion into Bucklin is one of several community builds IdeaTek has planned for 2022. Investment in fiber is a scalable solution for Kansas’ future growth.

“IdeaTek’s ultimate goal is to connect every home in Kansas with high-speed, affordable fiber-optic internet,” Friesen said. “Our mission is to build to the standards of the future, not today. We need to provide equal opportunity to all Kansans.”

IdeaTek was founded by Friesen and four high school friends in 1999. Today, the company employs over 120 Kansans and is continuing 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 3,600 miles of fiber — plus built more than 100 fixed wireless towers — serving customers in over 50 Kansas communities.

For more information about IdeaTek or 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 3,600 miles of fiber throughout Kansas. IdeaTek has long been at the forefront on 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 eighth time.