KC is well known for our telecom infrastructure and industry leadership. With more than 34,000 people are employed by telecom companies and related operations in the Kansas City area, telecommunications has become an integral part of KC’s thriving economy and job growth. While major corporations such as Sprint have helped to establish the city as a telecommunications authority, the new presence of companies similar to Google has helped KC to maintain its position.
Sprint, one of the most widely recognized telecommunications companies in the U.S. is headquartered in Kansas City. Other major employers in the field are AT&T Corp., CenturyLink, Inc., Verizon Wireless and Ericsson.
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While Kansas City has a thriving presence in the telecommunications business, it also has a strong history, traceable to the early days of telephone use. Learn more about the history of telecommunications in Kansas City.