In 2013, House Bill 2201 made changes to Kan-ed program. The purpose of the Kan-ed now is to facilitate the use of broadband technology based video communication for distance learning and telemedicine by schools, libraries, and hospitals. Kan-ed is also to assist schools, libraries and hospitals to apply for federal grants related to the use of video communication for distance learning and telemedicine. Technical standards are established for this video communication.
This bill also gave Kan-ed the authority to fix, charge, and collect fees for the services provided by Kan-ed in order to fulfill the purpose of HB 2201 beginning July 1, 2013. The number of schools, libraries, and hospitals that meet the statutory definition of being members of the Kan-ed program is approximately 900.