IdeaTek to bring high-speed wireless internet to Colwich

Jan. 17, 2022


NOTE: We’re now signing Colwich-area residents up for high-speed internet. For more information on IdeaTek service, residents can call 855-433-2835 or visit


IdeaTek to bring high-speed wireless internet to Colwich


Residents of Colwich will now have better internet options thanks to IdeaTek Telcom’s recent expansion.


IdeaTek is bringing high-speed wireless internet to the city. Crews are finishing the completion of a new wireless tower, which will mean faster, more reliable service to rural homes, businesses, educational facilities, and enterprises. 


“The expansion furthers the company’s mission of providing internet freedom for Kansas communities,” said Nate Oswald, IdeaTek’s Director of Sales.


“We are excited for the opportunities that high-speed broadband will offer residents in and around Colwich,” he said. “We look forward to becoming an integral part of the community as we help to build its future.”


IdeaTek’s wireless product, AirLight, delivers speeds of up to 150 Mbps. It was developed as a solution for remote areas. However, IdeaTek’s ultimate goal is to connect every home in Kansas with high-speed, affordable fiber-optic internet.


Investment in fiber is a scalable solution for Kansas’ future growth.


Based in Buhler, IdeaTek was founded by Daniel 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 and its services, 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.