Clearwave Fiber will expand fiber footprint into Kansas

Clearwave Fiber, a joint venture formed by operator Cable One, will begin building its fiber network in Lansing, Kansas. This expansion is Clearwave’s first buildout in Kansas and is part of the company’s bigger plan to expand its fiber network to 500,000 rural locations by 2027.

Clearwave has partnered with the City of Lansing to deliver broadband services and is using funding from the Federal American Rescue Plan Act. The company said it will begin construction in Lansing this month.

In March Clearwave acquired the assets of RG Fiber, a fiber network provider near Kansas City, Kansas. This was Clearwave’s first entry into Kansas. At the time, the company said that it planned to expand RG Fiber’s network and bring more fiber services to other communities in Kansas that do not currently have access to fiber.

In recent months, Clearwave has also announced fiber expansion plans for Carbondale and Carrier Mills, Illinois.

Cable One formed the Clearwave Fiber joint venture in January. Its JV partners include a trio of private equity firms:  GTCR, Stephens Capital Partners and the Pritzker Organization. At the time, Cable One said that the new entity would target deployments of fiber to residential and business customers within and adjacent to its existing markets.