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What’s happening at KsFiberNet

Kansas Fiber Network names new president

July 5, 2017 | Kansas.com | Wichita Eagle

Kansas Fiber Network has hired Mike Brigman as president of the Wichita-based broadband provider.

Brigman was most recently at Nokia and previously held vice president positions at Missouri Network Alliance, Bluebird Network and Fidelity Communications.

He also helped consult on the formation of Kansas Fiber Network, which was created in 2009 by 29 independent telephone companies in the state to provide rural broadband service.

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KsFiberNet Selects Connected2Fiber’s The Connected World SaaS Platform

January 31, 2017 | PR Newswire | Connected2Fiber

Connected2Fiber, the leading SaaS market acceleration platform for connectivity companies, announced today that KsFiberNet has signed an agreement to implement the SaaS platform and leverage the Connected World fiber route, OnNet and NearNet capabilities. KsFiberNet will also be adopting the Building List Manager, an automated software module for creating and distributing OnNet and NearNet building lists to drive wholesale and channel market participation.

KsFiberNet is a regional broadband transport network providing dedicated Internet and private data networks for wholesale, government, education, healthcare and banking customers. With approximately 3,000 miles of fiber optic cable routes around the state of Kansas, KsFiberNet is providing a network enabling customers to easily communicate and share resources between facilities.

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Former Prattan honored for work with southeast Kansas project

November 14, 2016 | Pratt Tribune

T, W, and S are three letters which are sometimes used to precede the title of a project in southeast Kansas. What does TWS stand for? The Weather System? Toward West and South? Some company? No, in this case, it stands for “Together We Succeed,” which is an apt description of the mindset which drives Project 17 in southeast Kansas.

Heather Morgan is the executive director of Project 17. She grew up in Pratt, did undergraduate work at Kansas Wesleyan and then got her master’s in public administration at K-State while working with the women’s basketball team and K-State Athletics.
After graduation, Heather worked in the governor’s budget office in Topeka. She joined the state Juvenile Justice Authority where she became assistant commissioner and also served for a time as a county manager.

In 2011, four senators went to the governor and to K-State’s Advanced Manufacturing Institute, or AMI, to express their concerns about the 17-county region of southeast Kansas which they represented in the legislature. AMI became the backbone organization to organize the project, gather lots of grassroots input, and seek grant support to make things happen.

The initiative became known as Project 17. Heather Morgan became executive director of Project 17 in 2013.

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