Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation declaring Friday, January 13, a celebration of 30 Years of Service for the Iowa Communications Network (ICN). The proclamation seeks to highlight the valuable and strong broadband services benefiting Iowans in all 99 counties.
“The ICN is still in great demand and will continue to be needed in the future to provide services throughout Iowa,” said Randy Goddard, ICN Executive Director. “This proclamation helps illustrate to Iowans that the ICN continues to evolve to be a robust broadband network providing valuable services to Iowans through the customers we serve.”
Today, ICN provides valuable Data, Internet, Voice, Security, and Consultation services to education, healthcare, public safety, and government sectors throughout Iowa.
During 2023, ICN will be celebrating 30 years of services by highlighting historic information, article snapshots, and customer impact statements about the Network.
➡️ Visit our website for when the ICN launches the information on January 23. Social media users can follow along using #Celebrate30ICN.
A digital version of the of 30 Years of Service for the Iowa Communications Network proclamation is available on ICN’s website.
STATE OF IOWA
In the Name and by the Authority of the State of Iowa
Iowa Communications Network – 30 Years of Service
WHEREAS, The Iowa Communications Network has been providing valuable and strong broadband services benefiting Iowans in all 99 counties for 30 years; and
WHEREAS, The ICN was a national leader in providing synchronous, 2-way interactive video technology enabling distance learning opportunities for both rural and urban students at all education levels for a number of years and continues to be one of the most robust broadband networks in the State of Iowa; and
WHEREAS, The ICN has evolved to continue to meet the needs of our education and state government users, and the needs of healthcare and public safety, and
WHEREAS, The ICN serves the judicial branch by providing strong broadband connections to all 99 county courthouses; and
WHEREAS, The ICN provides critical communications and broadband infrastructure to hospitals and clinics across the state in support of their operations and telehealth opportunities benefiting Iowans, and
WHEREAS, The ICN also provides critical communications and broadband infrastructure to public safety and homeland security in support of their operations when responding to disasters and in providing the state’s emergency 911 network benefiting all Iowans, and
WHEREAS, The ICN continues to invest in network technology upgrades insuring that the ICN continues to be a state-of-the-art network capable of meeting the always changing needs of our customers now and into the future.
NOW THEREFORE, I, Kimberly K. Reynolds, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim January 13, 2023, as Iowa Communications Network – 30 Years of Service.