The Cedar Valley leads as having one of a handful of U.S. cities connecting every business and home to gigabit broadband with true gigabit speed capacity. The Cedar Valley Region has additional communities improving their broadband by offering 1 gigabit+ service to businesses and residents.
Some of the location attributes offered by Cedar Valley communities include:
- Speeds of one to ten gigabits per second available immediately; scalable to speeds up to 100 gigabit in the City of Cedar Falls.
- Fully diverse fiber routes include one-hop connections to the world’s largest internet providers.
- Developed sites in established industrial and office business parks offering fiber connectivity in addition to other necessary utilities to service business facilities.
Black Hawk, Bremer - Certified Connect Iowa Counties
Connect Iowa, in partnership with the Iowa Economic Development Authority, is working to ensure that all can experience the benefits of broadband. Technology, especially widespread access, use and adoption of broadband, improves all areas of life.
Community Technology Teams works with Connect Iowa to assess the local broadband landscape, identify gaps, and establish actionable goals and objectives to increase broadband access, adoption, and use for families, organizations, and businesses throughout the county. The Technology Action Plan includes actionable projects and objectives to increase digital literacy, promote and expand broadband service within the community, and increase utilization of technology resources in the community.
Find a directory of broadband providers and community technology profiles here.
Broadband maps and more at connectiowa.org.
The Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is the country's premier distance learning and state government broadband carrier network, committed to providing Iowa strong broadband solutions for the education, government, public safety, and healthcare sectors of Iowa. The ICN makes it possible for Iowans, physically separated by location, to interact in an efficient, creative, and cost-effective manner. ICN provides high-speed flexible broadband Internet, data, video conferencing, and voice (phone) services to authorized users, under Code of Iowa, which includes: K-12 schools, higher education, hospitals and clinics, state and federal government, National Guard armories, and libraries. Learn more here.