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Blog // Connect Iowa

Connected Nation Previews Interactive Broadband Mapping Tool at Technology Policy Exhibition in Washington, D.C.

By CIA Staff

Andy Blair from George Washington University asks Connected Tennessee’s Michael Ramage for more detail about interactive broadband coverage maps while Sabrina Matteson, a representative from the American Farm Bureau Federation, observes the presentation. Connected Nation, in conjunction with ESRI, a market leader in geographic information system (GIS) software, showcased its jointly developed new interactive mapping tool for viewing, analyzing, and validating broadband data at a technology policy exhibition on Capitol Hill.At Tuesday’s technology policy kickoff reception, more than 100 people had the chance to view Connected Nation and...

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Iowa gets broadband boost with aid of grant

By CIA Staff

by Chris Conetzkey/Des Moines Business NewsThe state of Iowa will receive a matching federal grant worth $2.2 million to help fund a broadband Internet mapping and planning initiative that could help close the digital divide in Iowa by bringing the benefits of high-speed Internet access to the unserved and underserved areas of the state.Link to article here.

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Iowa lands $2.2 million grant for broadband mapping, planning

By CIA Staff

January 5, 2010By Urgent CommunicationsThe state of Iowa recently was awarded a match grant of approximately $2.2 million from the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to support a comprehensive broadband mapping and planning initiative through the Connect Iowa program. Connect Iowa is a partnership between the Iowa Broadband Deployment Governance Board, the Iowa Utilities Board andConnected Nation to increase broadband Internet access throughout rural Iowa. The grant is comprised of $1.7 million for broadband data collection and mapping activities over a two-year period, and...

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