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Johnson County’s broadband study will be funded by pandemic relief dollars and likely led by Cedar Rapids-based HR Green, pending approval from the board of supervisors. The study will examine the county’s broadband capabilities, needs and deficiencies.
The latest surge of government aid to expand broadband access in Iowa is much needed, industry experts say, but the goal of universal coverage by 2025 remains formidable with the most challenging under-served or unserved areas of the state yet to enjoy high-speed internet connections.
This is the sixth time Iowa has provided public funds to expand its broadband infrastructure. The dollar amount is high — twice the size of the next largest round — and a new method of assessing need means a larger area will be eligible for improvements.
Iowa on Tuesday became home to the National Science Foundation’s fourth and final wireless research platform — supported through a $100 million public-private partnership — thanks to a $16 million investment in Iowa State-led research aimed at achieving universal and affordable rural broadband.