New Internet provider seeking to come to Lawrence

June 23, 2015 | LJWorld.com weblogs | Chad Lawhorn

For once, there is a promising Internet deal that doesn’t involve my credit card and chocolatebuytheton.com. Instead, there’s an Internet deal brewing at Lawrence City Hall that may pay immediate dividends for large Internet users in the city, and eventually may benefit regular Web surfers as well.

Lawrence City Hall officials are close to inking a deal with Wichita-based Kansas Fiber Network that will allow the company to lease unused portions of city-owned fiber optic cables. Those cables will be used to begin offering ultra high speed service to educational institutions, health care firms and other large users of broadband services.

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Posted: June 24, 2015