When the Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission was formed in 1994, it was authorized to develop advisory committees. At the same time several advisory groups were implemented to assist various categories of authorized users in adopting rules for their use of the Iowa Communications Network as well as to provide guidance to the Commission regarding specific needs to their user groups. The Education Telecommunications Council and Regional Telecommunications Council were established in the Code of Iowa.
Education Telecommunications Council
During the 1994 legislative session, the Iowa General Assembly passed and the Governor signed SF2089. By statute, an 18 member education telecommunications council was created to establish scheduling and site usage policies for educational users of the network, coordinate the activities of the regional telecommunications councils, and develop proposed rules and changes to rules for recommendation to the commission. The council was given the duty to recommend long-range plans for enhancements needed for educational applications.
Regional Telecommunications Councils
During the 1994 legislative session, the Iowa General Assembly passed and the Governor signed SF2089. By statute, 15 Regional Telecommunications Councils were created to deal with regional and local issues concerning educational uses of the Iowa Communications Network.