The Biden administration announced this week $42.45 billion in funding from the federal Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment program going to all U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia, including over $415 million to Iowa. The funding will support grant programs that deploy or upgrade broadband networks ensuring everyone has access to reliable, affordable, high-speed […]

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 […]

A new lawsuit filed against the city of West Des Moines by Mediacom Communications claims the city is improperly financing a nearly $50 million citywide conduit network, offering a significant competitive edge to Google Fiber.  The lawsuit centers on the high-speed broadband access plan unveiled by the city of West Des Moines and Google Fiber […]