CBAN would like to welcome our 101st member, the Bedford, Iowa Area Chamber of Commerce! The Bedford Chamber has joined as our 29th Community Member.
The community of Bedford in southwest Iowa has struggled to find solutions to its substandard broadband services for years. In 2008, voters in the Taylor County community of 1,400 unanimously approved a referendum to authorize a municipal telecommunications network. That's right, EVERY person voted yes. But despite that overwhelming support community leaders have been unable to put together a plan for a municipal system.
Bedford has recently been working with a nearby independent telecommunications cooperative to extend some fiber services into town, but most citizens are still served by the legacy telephone and cable TV companies.
We hope Bedford's participation in the CBAN community will help them identify a path forward for better broadband!
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