Hansen Named to Statewide Expansion Planning Task Force

August 10, 2018

KMU Dispatch
Posted on August 10, 2018

Kansas House and Senate leadership has named the members of the Statewide Broadband Expansion Planning Task Force to determine a plan for evaluating and expanding access to Internet broadband in the state. KMU Executive Director Colin Hansen was appointed to the committee to represent municipal utilities. League of Kansas Municipalities Executive Director Erik Sartorius was also named to the task force.

The task force includes a number of legislators, including co-chairs Sen. Rob Olson, R-Olathe, and Rep. Joe Seiwert, R-Pretty Prairie. Other legislative members include Sens. Tom Hawk, D-Manhattan, and Mike Petersen, R-Wichita, and Reps. Randy Garber, R-Sabetha, and Annie Kuether, D-Topeka.

Other members are Colleen Jamison, Cox Communications; Catherine Moyer, Pioneer Communications; Lon Pishny; Finney County; Doug Shepherd, Kansas Electric Cooperatives, and (ex officio) Richard Felts, Kansas Farm Bureau.