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Broadband Task Force Didn't Meet in 2018, Faces Jan. 15 Update Deadline

Published by The Hutchinson News

By Mary Clarkin

Topeka, KS. (January 10, 2019) - The broadband task force created by a Kansas bill that took effect May 3, 2018, will meet for the first time Friday, Jan. 11, in the Statehouse in Topeka.

The task force faces a looming deadline. By law, it is required to submit to the Legislature “prior to Jan. 15, 2019,” its initial report on its work and progress. The law even considered the possibility the task force could have all of its work completed before this Jan. 15. If that didn’t happen, the final report outlining recommendations should be submitted before Jan. 15, 2020, the law says.

Even before the task force conducts its first meeting, its leadership is on the brink of change.

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