The State Of Iowa has announced grants totaling over $15 million to 14 boradband providers around Iowa. The grants are part of the Empower Rural Iowa Initiative and are being funded by federal allocations.
The Grants are set to impact over 20 Iowa counties. The State says that over 40 providersa applied for the 14 awarded grants. The high demand is an example of the needed upgrades to rural broadband infrastructure statewide.