Five CBAN provider members in Iowa have been awarded funding under the State of Iowa's latest round of broadband grants. The funds for this round, NOFA 8, were part of the state's Capital Projects Fund awarded by Congress. All told, $16.5 million in funds will help subsidize the expense of bringing fiber to hundreds of Iowans.
The largest recipent of funding was Casey Mutual Telephone Company, which will receive $4.8 million to build fiber to unserved and unserved areas of rural Madison County. Other CBAN member recipients are:
Several other CBAN provider members submitted applications but were not funded:
Grant winners have until November 22nd to negotiate any changes to their awards and execute the grant agreement. Projects funded by NOFA 8 must be complete by September 30, 2026.
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