116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
The widespread damage in the wake of Derecho 2020 brought cell phone technology and broadband internet to its knees across eastern Iowa. What can be done to increase resilience after a disaster like this? How much did the unforecasted nature challenge the response?
Panelists Include: Carter Kramer, President & CEO, Cellsite Solutions; Steve Purcell, Group Vice President, Mediacom Operations; Mike McDermott, Verizon Wireless. Moderated by Craig Gemoules, The Gazette.
This session was part of the 2020 Iowa Ideas Conference presented by ITC and held Oct. 15-16, 2020. This session originally occurred at 9:45-10:45 a.m. on Oct. 16, 2020. The two-day conference hosted by The Gazette brings together policy makers, experts and community members passionate about the state's future. For more replays, visit