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LENORA, Kan., October 18, 2023 – On Tuesday, October 10, Nex-Tech employees hosted residents of Gem, KS at the Community Center. Nex-Tech recently completed building fiber in the community of Gem, and the event offered residents the opportunity to ask questions about Nex-Tech’s Internet, TV, and phone services. 

In 2022, Nex-Tech applied for a Capital Projects Fund grant from the Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) to bring this essential service to areas of Kansas that have been underserved and overcharged for Internet. In addition to Gem, the awarded grant funds will enable Nex-Tech to build fiber in rural areas of Decatur County and Saline County, Kansas. Nex-Tech will provide 1 Gig Internet, streaming TV, and voice services. 

“We appreciate the large number of residents who attended our event,” said Dustin Schlaefli, Director of Customer Engagement at Nex-Tech. “We also appreciate members of the KOBD who attended and showed their support for our commitment to provide exceptional service at an affordable price, regardless of the size of the community.” 

Nex-Tech Customer Sales representatives worked to answer questions and have signed up over 30 homes to receive a reliable and affordable fiber Internet connection by the end of 2023. The community of Gem, population 96, is located in rural Thomas County in western Kansas. Currently, most residents rely on costly cell phone data plans, or unreliable wireless service to connect to the Internet. 


Dustin Schlaefli at
Fax: 785.625.4479

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Nex-Tech connects thousands of people and businesses through a robust broadband network. Nex-Tech’s powerful fiber-to-the-premise technology delivers leading-edge enterprise solutions to clients nationwide including cloud services, servers, security, phone systems, hosted PBX, managed IT, advertising solutions, and network operations monitoring. Nex-Tech employees are customer-focused on providing the most effective technology solutions with unsurpassed user- friendly support. Headquartered in Lenora, Kansas, Nex-Tech has been delivering exceptional service for 70 years.