Craw-Kan Awarded Grant to Bring Fiber-to-the-Home to Colony, Kansas

March 30, 2023

Late last year Governor Laura Kelly announced over $80 million dollars in grant funding for broadband as part of the Kansas Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CPF). Craw-Kan was lucky enough to receive a $4.6 million dollar grant for the area of Colony, Kansas in the first round of awards. This grant award represents roughly 75%… Read more »

Craw-Kan Employees Help Local Animal Shelters

May 2, 2022

In 2021, Craw-Kan employees created  “Craw-Kan CARES” and expanded their philanthropic efforts.  Using employee donations, they were able to give more than $10,300 in cash and gifts to local charities and families.  Projects included buying food for local food pantries, helping buy beds for kids in foster care, supporting foster families, helping veterans and their… Read more »

The FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program

February 9, 2022

On December 30, 2021 the FCC’s Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB) ended and was replaced with the Affordable Connectivity Plan (ACP). The ACP, like EBB, is a program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit under ACP provides a discount of up to… Read more »

Cooperative Fiber Expansion Update

September 28, 2021

As originally reported at our 2016 annual meeting, the Coop was approved for a $59.8 million-dollar loan through the US Department of Agriculture/Rural Utilities Service. This loan will bring FTTH to 100% of 17 of our exchanges.  This massive construction effort began in August of 2017 and is getting very close to being completed. Combined… Read more »

Craw-Kan Employees Donate to Local Charities

August 27, 2021

We are very proud of our employees and their desire to help the communities that we serve!  For years, Craw-Kan employees have participated in a project referred to as “A Time to Share”.  Each year we select families in need who live in our cooperative territory, and provide a generous amount of Christmas gifts for… Read more »

Asbury and Weir Fiber Cutover Nearly Complete – Uniontown to Begin Soon!

May 20, 2021

In 2017 Craw-Kan began a massive construction project using funding obtained from a 60 million dollar USDA RUS loan to bring fiber to the home to 18 complete exchanges.  To date we have completed Girard, Arma, Pleasanton, Cherokee, Purcell, Mulberry and Arcadia.  We are happy to announce that Asbury and Weir are nearly completely cut… Read more »

The FCC’s New Emergency Broadband Benefit Program

May 12, 2021

The FCC on Wednesday (5/12/2021) launched the Emergency Broadband Benefit program. The program is aimed at providing subsidised broadband internet to low-income households and those hit hard by the pandemic. Craw-Kan is participating in this program and you could be eligible for an up to $50/mo credit toward your internet bill. For more details visit… Read more »

New 10-Digit Dialing Guidelines

March 11, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted 988 as a new three-digit number to be used nationwide to reach the National Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Crisis Lifeline, starting July 16, 2022. Customers must continue to dial 1-800-273-TALK to reach the Lifeline until July 16, 2022. In order for 988 to work in your area… Read more »

Robocall Legislation Goes into Effect 1/1/2020

January 2, 2020

Are you going to miss getting calls from an unknown number reminding you that “the warranty on your car is about to expire”?  I didn’t think so.  The President recently signed legislation aimed at cracking down on robocalling.   The new federal requirement is placed on phone companies to put a system in place that attempts to… Read more »

CKTV – Fox Negotiations

December 31, 2019

NCTC (National Cable Television Cooperative) and Fox Corp, are currently negotiating a renewal of the retransmission consent agreement for the carriage of Fox Corp cable networks.  As a member of NCTC, Craw-Kan currently has consent to retransmit the following Fox Corp cable networks to CKtv subscribers:  Fox News, Fox Business, Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. … Read more »