We’ve been on a wild journey the past few years. Our chief innovation officer, Daniel Friesen, started IdeaTek in 1999 with the goal of providing fiber-based services to underserved areas in Kansas. Through more than a decade of growth and transformation, we developed partnerships with major wireless carriers and delivered custom solutions to businesses, schools, healthcare providers and government entities. In the past few years alone, we grew by 78 percent and in 2013 were listed in “Inc. Magazine” as one of the 100 fastest-growing telecommunication companies in the U.S. We built a fiber network that spanned the state. But we found that our new activities were taking us away from our original purpose. So we sold the statewide fiber network but retained our rural community network.