Newsletter Signup


Contact Information

First Name* Address 1 City Email*
Last Name* Address 2
Zip Code
Phone
I currently do not have broadband
Why Not?
*Denotes required field

Blog // Connect Iowa

April’s Free Summit Invites You to Shape Iowa’s Future

By Jeremy Thacker

Education, jobs, and quality of life are taking center stage at Iowa’s very first state broadband summit – and you are invited to attend! Connect Iowa, in collaboration with the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), cordially invites you to the Iowa Broadband Summit: Empowering Communities. It’s a free event that will allow you to offer your input on the state’s broadband future as we pave the way for the future success of Iowa’s economy. When:            Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Where:          Iowa State Historical Society, 600 E. Locust...

Read More Share

Connect Iowa Celebrates National Digital Literacy Day!

By CIA Staff

Today is National Digital Literacy Day and we’re excited to be joining others in celebrating the progress being made to foster broadband adoption and Internet training in communities across the United States, but more work needs to be done! Millions of Americans are not online because they lack the skills and training. In fact, 15% of non-adopters say that they would subscribe to broadband if they had the skills to use the Internet. We're joining with other organizations to help Americans get online. Today is serving as the official kick-off for the “Everyone On” campaign. The campaign seeks to provide all Americans...

Read More Share

Nobel Prize Winner Discusses Importance of Technological Entrepreneurship

By CIA Staff

Contributor: Amanda Laverman Some Iowans have a new appreciation for the importance of technology thanks to a Nobel Prize winner! Earlier this week, Iowa State University Lectures Program welcomed Dan Schechtman. Schechtman is the 2011 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He won the Nobel Prize for discovering the quasicrystal and is also an Iowa State Distinguished Professor of materials science and engineering and performs research at the Ames Laboratory. His lecture focused on the importance of developing technological entrepreneurship in the United States to stay competitive in the global economy. Schectman opened with the reasoning...

Read More Share

WATCH: Connecting Newton - How Broadband is Creating Jobs in Jasper County

By Jeremy Thacker

The manufacturing jobs that were once Newton's bread and butter have been quickly vanishing. But now, thanks to high-quality broadband connection, many of the town's skilled workers are finding new ways to use their talents and protect their small-town quality-of-life by joining the new digital, global economy directly from the heartland. Connecting Newton - How Broadband is Creating Jobs in Jasper County from Connected Nation on Vimeo.  

Read More Share