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 […]

By Kathy Bolten | Business Record senior reporter High-speed internet access will be provided to every West Des Moines residence and business through an ambitious plan unveiled last week by city officials and Google Fiber, a provider of fiber-optic broadband internet service. Under a development agreement approved this week by the City Council, West Des […]

Some Iowans are scratching their heads after Microsoft announced a new rural broadband plan that will improve access in three Iowa counties – which are primarily urban, reports the Des Moines Register. Microsoft is partnering with Quad Cities company Network Business Solutions to expand internet service in three Iowa counties, Illinois and South Dakota. But […]