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Blog // Connect Iowa

Iowa Lags in Mobile Internet Use

By CIA Staff

Contributor: Dev Joshi, Research Analyst As more and more Americans are looking for ways to access information on the go, mobile broadband use has grown in popularity in the last few years. However, Iowa currently ranks last in terms of mobile Internet adoption among the ten states surveyed by Connected Nation in 2011; significantly lower than the average of all ten states surveyed by Connected Nation. According to Connect Iowa, more than eight out of ten (82%) Iowa adults own a cell phone and nearly two-fifth (38%) of these cell phone owners use their phones to go online. The use of smartphones and other mobile devices to access the...

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FCC Asks for Comment on Accuracy of National Broadband Map Data as Part of Connect America Fund Implementation

By Connected Nation

Today, the FCC launched a process for the public to review the accuracy of broadband availability data currently listed on the National Broadband Map (See http://www.fcc.gov/document/connect-america-phase-i-challenge-process-public-notice).  In particular, the FCC released a list census blocks without broadband service at speeds of at least 3 Mbps download/768 kbps upload that the FCC believes to be eligible for Phase I of the Connect America Fund broadband subsidy program.  (For more information of this new reform see Connect America Fund Update: FCC to Establish Process for Challenging National Broadband Map Data: A Connected...

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Iowa’s Broadband Access Gap is Shrinking

By CIA Staff

  New research unveiled today by our team shows that the broadband availability gap in the state is shrinking, with 94.5% of Iowa households now having access to broadband speeds of 3 Mbps download or higher, compared to 93.5% just six months ago. We've been working diligently with our local partners and providers since 2009 to ensure that Iowans have access to the economic, educational, and quality of life benefits derived from increased broadband access, adoption, and use. Some of the key findings include: •   94.5% of Iowa households now have access to fixed broadband at advertised speeds of 3 Mbps download/768 Kbps upload...

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