Broadband Equity, Access & Deployment (BEAD)


Kansas Office of Broadband Development is excited to share the KOBD Broadband Equity, Access & Deployment (BEAD) Map Challenge Portal with you. Please explore this site and register your organization in advance of the official challenge process. To register and submit a challenge, as per the NTIA guidance, you must be:

  • Internet Service Provider
  • Tribal or Local Government
  • Nonprofit Organization

Individual residents and businesses should work through one of the challenging entities listed above. KOBD will approve registrants who will receive email notification to sign in. If a registration is rejected, the email notification will have additional instructions to successfully register. KOBD will announce when the Challenge Phase officially opens, and then challenging entities will be able to submit Challenges, and then Rebuttals, to the Map of BEAD eligible locations. To register you will need:

  • EIN (Employer Identification)
  • Organizational Contact Information
  • FCC Registration Number (FRN-Internet Services Providers only)

If you have any questions, please email

Registration guidance can be downloaded from the sidebar on the right of this page. Additional guidance will be posted prior to the Challenge Process start date.

Program Documents