Fiber optic line comes to Parsons

June 18, 2015 | By Jamie Willey | Parsons Sun

A Kansas fiber optics company plans to expand its lines in Parsons, allowing for greater broadband for some Internet customers in town.

The Parsons City Commission approved a franchise agreement with KSFiberNet on Monday evening.

Tony Russell, vice president of business operations, said on Wednesday the company plans to expand its fiber optic network into Parsons to serve an area that it believes is underserved.

The company is a wholesale connectivity provider and will not offer residential service. KSFiberNet provides its fiber optics network to other service providers, such as wireless Internet service providers, as well as anchor institutions such as hospitals, government agencies, educational systems, libraries and others as well as some large corporations. Russell said companies such as Cable One and AT&T could link into the fiber optic network if they chose, but such companies usually don’t because they have their own networks.

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Posted: June 24, 2015