116 3rd St SE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
The need for broadband has been highlighted like never before in Iowa during the COVID-19 pandemic as people suddenly were shifting to work and learn from home. With more than $50 million in CARES funding allocated to improve broadband access, will we see major progress on access in coming years?
Panelists include: Matt Behrens, Deputy Director, Office of the Chief Information Officer, State of Iowa; Patty Manuel, Maquoketa Valley Electrical Cooperative. Moderator: John Steppe
This session was part of the 2020 Iowa Ideas Conference presented by ITC and held Oct. 15-16, 2020. This session originally occurred at 10 a.m.-11 a.m. on Oct. 15, 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