Connect Iowa's Community Engagement program guides communities through an assessment of their overall broadband and technology innovation, using criteria set as a part of a "community certification" model. The program helps train regional team leaders and supports the formation of community planning teams made up of various sector representatives.
Why is this program important?
Communities benefit through a process of assessment, benchmarking, planning, and certification
Citizens benefit through expanded access to relevant technology
Private sector benefits by cultivation of a more investment-friendly environment and increasingly tech-savvy customer base desiring a greater level of online engagement
While we continue the development of the connected community program, please explore our community-based information