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2012 Statute


66-1249. Broadband deployment reporting program; definitions. As used in K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 66-1249 through 66-1253, and amendments thereto:

(a) "Broadband" means any synchronous or asynchronous transmission technology capable of speeds of at least 200 kilobits per second in both directions to and from customer and provider.

(b) "Census tract" means a tract identified on the most recent official United States decennial census maps.

(c) "Commission" means the state corporation commission.

(d) "Government" means the state and any department, agency, authority, institution or instrumentality thereof, any county, township, city, school district or other political or taxing subdivision of the state and any other not-for-profit entity primarily funded by appropriations from tax revenues.

(e) "Potential broadband customer" means any residential, commercial or government customer that could receive broadband service through existing telephone or cable lines and has subscribed to such service, has elected not to subscribe to such service or cannot subscribe to such service because such service is not provided.

(f) "Provider" means a provider of wireless, wireline, cable-modem and other technological means of providing high speed internet access service to persons who are domiciled in Kansas.

(g) "Underserved rural areas" means that no more than 15% of potential broadband customers in a census tract are capable of receiving broadband of at least 386 kilobits per second in both directions in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 2012 Supp. 66-1250 through 66-1253, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2008, ch. 146, § 4; July 1.