Our Public Safety Commitment
Public safety has come to depend on ICN’s broadband to have a closed, secure connection for communicating during emergencies.
ICN's Public Safety Landscape
113 Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) locations for NG911.
179 Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security locations.
38 Iowa National Guard locations.
Homeland Security Partnership
The ICN currently provides a closed secure infrastructure for 911 wireless calls. In addition, we are providing additional infrastructure and services related to Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management’s (HSEMD) initiative to merge existing wireline carrier networks, consisting of all of Iowa’s wireline providers on Homeland’s Next Generation 911 Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet).
Collaboration is also underway to provide colocation facilities and transport services for a hosted equipment solution. This will result in the consolidation of equipment expenses associated with the existing 113 Public Service Answering Point (PSAP) locations.
Delivering Ethernet Service
Iowa Department of Public Safety and the Iowa National Guard
ICN delivered Ethernet service for the relocation of the Fire Service Training Bureau to Camp Dodge, located in Johnston. In August 2020, the Fire Service Training Bureau relocated from Ames to occupy the 9,239 square-foot Building 59, a facility that previously served as the Iowa National Guard’s fire station. We value our customer partnerships to provide connectivity to the Iowa DPS and the Iowa National Guard to help support their missions.