Broadband Matters - Iowa Connections that Matter
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Utilizing partnerships with community anchor institutions to bring enhanced broadband capabilities to Iowa's 99 counties
Iowa's state-wide fiber optic network provides Internet & Data for Education, Healthcare & Public Safety

Welcome to the ICN

Welcome to the ICN

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, 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.

Broadband Matters

Broadband Matters logoICN’s awareness initiative is called ‘Broadband Matters’ which showcases the importance of delivering broadband to all corners of the State. ICN’s mission with this initiative is to advocate for true high speed broadband to provide Iowans ‘connections that matter.’ As part of this initiative, we have launched a new website at www.broadbandmatters.com.

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Iowa FirstNet Public Private Partnership Summit

The public is invited to attend the second Public Private Partnership summit, where Iowa public and private sector leaders will discuss the enhanced public safety coverage with FirstNet. FirstNet, the Iowa Statewide Interoperable Communications System Board, & the ICN will be hosting: Iowa FirstNet Public Private Partnership Summit on Thursday, August 13; 1:00-3:00pm.  For questions contact Jontell Harris at jontell.harris@iowa.gov

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