A new study conducted by Pew Research shows that a large majority of Americans believe that communities should have the right to build municipal broadband networks if their needs are not being met. 70% of survey respondents said municipal broadband should be an option for communities while just 27% said no.
CLICK HERE to read a summary of the study.
The annual Fall Broadband Meeting for IAMU broadband utility representatives will be held on September 20, 2017 at the IAMU Office and Training Complex in Ankeny. This day-long event will include both educational topics and networking time.
If you have an idea for a session topic at the Fall Broadband Meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. And keep watching for registration information coming this summer.
The City of Decorah has selected Uptown Services of Boulder, Colorado to conduct a feasibility study for a possible fiber-to-the-home project in the northeast Iowa community.
The study, which has a completion date of July 31, 2017, will give Decorah leaders direction on whether or not a community fiber broadband network in Decorah would be feasible, including a cost estimate and business case. Voters in Decorah approved a municipal telecommunications utility in November 2015 and the city has been taking steps to move toward a feasibility study since the election.
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