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Blog // Connect Iowa

Connecting Communities With LiveOps

By Connected Nation

Our teams across the nation are working with local providers and governments to bridge the digital divide in underserved areas -- particularly across rural America. None of the progress we've made would be possible without great partners, like our friends at LiveOps!  They recently joined our Connect Iowa team for their annual Broadband Summit where they participated in our "Digital Job Creation" panel. This panel was facilitated through Digital Works, our program that offers training for the 21st century workforce as well as work placement. Digital Works has an established relationship with LiveOps as an agent recruiting partner. Once...

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Broadband Hero for Adoption and Use: John Carver

By Lyndsey Kleven

John Carver, Superintendent of Howard-Winneshiek CSD, has been selected as Connect Iowa’s newest Broadband Hero awardee for adoption and use. Carver is being recognized by Connect Iowa at the state Broadband Summit for his efforts in helping to foster high-speed broadband adoption and use in Iowa. This may include efforts related to the need for digital literacy training, increased awareness of broadband relevance, barriers related to affordability; innovative use of broadband-enabled technologies resulting in improved job creation, economic development, business or government services. The mission at Howard-Winneshiek Community School...

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Broadband Hero for Access: Sac & Fox Tribe of Mississippi in Iowa

By Lyndsey Kleven

The Sac & Fox Tribe of Mississippi in Iowa has been selected as Connect Iowa’s newest Broadband Hero awardee for access. Represented by project manager Janice Eaglehawk, the Sac & Fox Tribe is being recognized by Connect Iowa at the state Broadband Summit for its efforts in helping to foster high-speed broadband access in Iowa. The Sac & Fox Tribe of the Mississippi in Iowa is the first tribe in the nation to own and implement a Gigabit Community Network. The project site is located on the Meskwaki Settlement located in Tama County and is the home of approximately 1,300 tribally enrolled members of the Sac and Fox Tribe. Very...

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Connect Iowa Kicks off the Second Annual Iowa Broadband Summit presented by Mediacom Business Today!

By Sarah Synovec

For the second annual Iowa Broadband Summit, Connect Iowa is bringing together community leaders, industry and economic development professionals, broadband providers, policymakers, and other key stakeholder groups from across the state to address the progress being made in Iowa to expand broadband access, adoption, and use. Summit attendees can learn how to foster broadband opportunities in their communities, how to encourage broadband adoption, and hear about new and innovative broadband applications that will benefit their lives. Some of the topics of focus today include Leading practices in e-Health innovations Digital job creation...

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