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Iowa's Perks of Propagation

By CIA Staff

Contributor: Layne Wagner - Technical Engineering Analyst* As the expansion of broadband access into unserved areas continues, providers are faced with a litany of questions regarding the best practices for facilitating a reliable last-mile solution.  Such questions may include identification of potential subscriber locations, how to reach them, types of equipment to be used, and ways to minimize truck rolls.  Profitability requires keeping road-time down and customer installation numbers high.   In order to maximize the opportunity of streamlining customer installations, a wireless Internet service provider (or WISP),...

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State Libraries Share Connect Iowa Goal

By Jeremy Thacker

“Libraries have a big role to play in terms of making Iowans more digitally literate.” And that’s the mission that Iowa State Librarian Mary Wegner says is being undertaken at local library branches across the state. Wegner is a member of the new Connect Iowa Advisory Committee that was formed earlier this year. She’s already hard at work helping librarians grow the Connect Iowa initiative. “We will work together to improve broadband adoption in Iowa, improve the speed, get more Iowans using broadband, and help them understand what they can do when they have access to really high-speed Internet.” Wegner is excited to see librarians take...

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