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Connect Iowa Releases USF Mobility Fund Eligibility Maps & Analysis

By CIA Staff

Ensuring ubiquitous availability of next-generation mobile broadband networks is critical to economic development and growth. Recognizing this importance, the Federal Communications Commission later this year will distribute $300 million in subsidies to support the construction of high-speed mobile broadband networks in areas that do not currently have mobile broadband access. Today, Connect Iowa is releasing an analysis of the FCC’s preliminary list of areas in Iowa that are eligible for the FCC’s Mobility Fund. On February 10, 2012, the FCC released a list of areas in Iowa census blocks that it had determined do not currently have access...

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Broadband Ready to ‘Grow Iowa’

By Jeremy Thacker

High-speed Internet is the key to the future. That’s one of the main messages participants are taking home this week from this year’s Grow Iowa Day at the state capitol. Connect Iowa Program Manager Amy Kuhlers was at the annual event to present the initiative and its mission of broadband access, adoption, and use to state legislators. The four-hour event was an informal opportunity to visit with state leaders on the importance of the Connect Iowa initiative and included a lunch with lawmakers and their staff. Also on hand were economic development professionals from across the state. The event served as the perfect opportunity to discuss...

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