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Blog // Connect Iowa

Subscription of Home Broadband Service is Increasing Among Minorities in Iowa

By CIA Staff

Contributor: Dev Joshi, Research Analyst According to the 2010 United States Census, West Liberty Town of Muscatine County, IA became the first county in the state where more than half the residents are of a minority race or ethnicity. Over the past ten years, an increase in the state’s minority population has been noticed. As of the most recent Census estimates, minorities now represent more than one in ten Iowa residents. Today, Connect Iowa has released its latest research report on technology adoption among minorities in Iowa. The report, entitled “Minority Iowans: Adopting and Utilizing Broadband,” uses data from Connect Iowa’s...

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Iowa STEM Program Showcased as a Template for Success

By CIA Staff

Contributor: Amanda Laverman Iowa’s educational focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is reaching across the state thanks to the State Networks Propel STEM Education webinar. Jeff Weld, the executive director of the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council , served as an expert presenter. The webinar was sponsored by Education Week and focused on the successes of Iowa and California’s statewide STEM initiatives. Weld shared the background of the STEM Advisory Council formation in September 2011. Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds and University of Northern Iowa President Ben Allen currently head the STEM...

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A Successful Broadband Summit

By CIA Staff

The first-ever Iowa Broadband Summit can be described in a single word: Successful! The event armed state leaders with the tools, technologies, and connections that will allow broadband expansion plans to take motion across Iowa.  The event drew more than one hundred attendees to the Iowa State Historical Building where plans were formulated to bring broadband to more schools, businesses, and communities. The digital divide is closing in Iowa, and it’s because of the participation and support of countless organizations and individuals who are working tirelessly to get more people online. Several of the dynamic speakers we’d like to...

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The First-Annual Iowa Broadband Summit Is Underway!

By CIA Staff

The first-annual Iowa Broadband Summit kicked-off an hour ago as leaders from across the state began discussions on how to bring broadband to more schools, businesses, homes, and communities across the state.  We're looking forward to an exceptional event that will help further bridge the digital divide while bringing more Iowans online! Get the latest news from the event on Twitter by Following @ConnectIowa and checking out the latest use of the #IAbroadband hashtag. We're looking forward to a great event and hope you'll follow along using our Twitter accounts and the itinerary included below. Let's work together to Connect Iowa! Iowa...

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