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Iowa CIO Office Unveils New Broadband Maps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, September 4, 2020

CONTACT: Gloria Van Rees, 515.782.3661

DES MOINES, Iowa —The Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is excited to announce a new DRAFT 2020 broadband availability map of the State of Iowa has been published for public comment. The new map was created through partnership with Connected Nation and makes it possible for Iowans to pinpoint broadband service in their area by simply inputting an address.

We have heard comments from many Iowans in the past that previous maps showing which companies provided service to their area were inaccurate. This is the public’s opportunity to let us know about broadband service in your area. The information in this new map was reported by broadband providers. We need the public to help us fact-check service in their area and help us find errors and ways to improve the map.

A better more accurate map will help the OCIO make better decisions regarding broadband grants and also give providers insight into services areas that hold expansion potential. The broadband map has links at the top of the map to provide immediate feedback through a public comment section and a provider comment section. Iowans have until September 21, 2020 to submit their feedback on the map before it is finalized. As OCIO is seeking as much public input as possible, feel free to share this information on social media.

The State of Iowa Office of the Chief Information Officer administers broadband programs designed to increase access to high-speed Internet services in underserved and unserved areas of the State of Iowa. For more information on this new service map and link to the map go to:

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