KIMT News 3 – Through statewide partnerships, Governor Terry Branstad looks to help bring internet connection to all Iowans.
The “Connect Every Iowan Act” first introduced just a few weeks ago is gaining ground in rural towns looking to bring high-speed internet connections to their communities.
The act will offer incentives to encourage access, adoption and use of broadband technology by businesses and people.
Areas like Howard County are receiving free assessments of their broadband connections to help better understand their connectivity before taking the steps to move forward.
“Basically what we’re doing with Howard County is we’re helping them facilitate the process for them to really do a broadband inventory. We help them identify what information they need to learn about broadband in their back yard,” said Amy Kuhlers, State Program Manager for Connect Iowa.
Following the completion of the assessment the Task Force will release a comprehensive technology action plan.