City pays $595K, provides Mediacom access to conduit network The city of West Des Moines will pay Mediacom $595,000 and allow the internet service to license parts of its conduit network, resolving a lawsuit filed more than a year ago, according to the settlement agreement reached by the two parties. Under the terms of the […]

Virginia-based Apex Clean Energy has entered into an agreement with Meta to buy power from its Great Pathfinder Wind project in Boone and Hamilton counties to provide energy to Meta’s operations in the region, including its data center in Altoona. According to a news release, it is Meta’s second clean-power purchase agreement in Iowa. “Our […]

Details of settlement not yet public; it now awaits judge’s approval The West Des Moines City Council on Tuesday approved a settlement agreement between Mediacom and the city of West Des Moines resolving a lawsuit over the Des Moines suburb’s partnership with Google Fiber on a citywide broadband network. Details of the settlement are not yet […]

More than $210 million has been awarded to grant applicants to further expand high-speed internet across Iowa, the governor’s office announced Tuesday. According to a news release, the funding was awarded to more than 160 applicants as part of the investment to expand broadband across the state. “Our commitment to high-speed, reliable broadband for all Iowans continues to […]

The city of West Des Moines and Mediacom will pursue settlement negotiations in the lawsuit over the city’s partnership with Google Fiber to construct a citywide broadband network, according to Polk County District Court documents from Sept. 1. Both parties are required to file a status update on negotiations on Sept. 27. The trial is currently scheduled for […]

Craig Zimmerman will join MetroNet as the west Iowa market leader, overseeing fiber-optic infrastructure and growth and development in areas including Ames, Nevada, Urbandale, Grimes, Johnston, Clive, Ankeny and Mason City. His 20-year career in telecommunications has included roles with Mediacom, Vermillion Group and Iowa Telecom in business marketing, sales, communications training and development. Most […]

Mahaska Communication Group, based in Oskaloosa, announced on Aug. 20 that broadband internet service with speeds up to two gigabits per second will soon be available to Newton residents and businesses. MCG’s residential and business customers will also be eligible for television and telephone services. Construction on the underground network will start in phases in […]

Hongwei Zhang and other researchers installed hardware at the Iowa State University’s Research Park for CyNet, an advanced wireless networking system that’s a predecessor to the new ARA rural broadband project. Photo provided A $16 million rural broadband research project will cover nearly 40 miles of rural communities and farmland, researchers told state and industry […]

Researchers at Iowa State University and their partners are receiving $7 million in federal funding from the National Science Foundation to support the ARA: Wireless Living Lab for Smart and Connected Rural Communities, a Central Iowa project of the Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR) program. The ARA also received $1 million in financial support […]