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Comments Welcome at Upcoming Broadband Committe Meetings

On September 3, Governor Branstad announced the launch of the ‘Connect Every Iowan’ initiative (http://governor.iowa.gov/connect), and missioned the STEM Advisory Council Broadband Committee to three directives:

  1. Recommend policies to encourage build out of broadband technologies throughout the state, particularly in unserved and underserved areas. (December 1st deadline)
  2. Identify and pursue federal funding and private partnerships to achieve the goal of “Connecting Every Iowan”.
  3. Development a long-term broadband strategy for the State of Iowa. (January 1, 2015 deadline)

The STEM Advisory Council Broadband Committee is soliciting input from stakeholders all across Iowa who can offer insights into the unique broadband challenges facing the state, as well as provide thoughts on possible solutions. This input will help enhance efforts in developing effective policy recommendations to expand broadband access, adoption and use for all Iowans.

As a representative of a key stakeholder sector, we invite you to provide comments to the Broadband Committee either in person at the upcoming committee meetings October 8th or 22nd, or on the attached form.  If you would like to provide comments at an upcoming meeting, please contact me for possible scheduling availability.  If you will be providing comments via the attached form,  please return the completed form by October 8 to akuhlers@connectiowa.org, or via mail at:

Amy Kuhlers

Connect Iowa

200 E Grand Ave

Des Moines, IA  50309 

Your voice is important as we strive to move Iowa’s broadband landscape to new heights!  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Stakeholder input form

 

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