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Central Iowa Broadband Internet Survey

The Central Iowa Broadband Internet Survey has now closed. Survey results will be shared publicly shortly.

 

The Broadband Internet Survey results will help regional leaders identify and address current gaps in availability, speed/performance, reliability and affordability. This survey will help policymakers and providers better understand where gaps exist, and therefore provide them with opportunities to consider additional funding mechanisms. There were two separate surveys: one for residential households and one for businesses.


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The residential survey measured:

  • broadband internet availability and consumer experience to identify gaps that need to be addressed.
  • whether broadband internet is available at a particular address.
  • other limiting factors such as reliability and affordability.

The business survey measured:

  • internet availability and experience to identify gaps.
  • what impacts current broadband internet service (and associated gaps) are having on business operations and growth.

Central Iowa Broadband Internet Survey Public Forums

The Partnership held four Broadband Internet Survey online public forums on issues affecting broadband access and adoption. Forum participants heard directly from residents about how broadband has impacted their lives in four vital areas: rural broadband, remote learning, remote work and remote health care.

The Rural Broadband Experience

Thursday, May 6 at Noon |  VIEW RECAP

Panelists

  • Bill Menner, Iowa Rural Development Council
  • Brittany Morales, Iowa Area Development Group
  • Brent Kelso, Rural Warren County
  • James Baur, Madison County Farmer/Farm Bureau Member
  • Tar Marcias, Hola Iowa
  • Tom Leners, Madison County Development Corporation

The Challenges of Learning from Home

Thursday, May 6 at 4 p.m. | VIEW RECAP

Panelists

  • Greg Ebeling, Pella Community School District
  • Kendra Alexander, Winterset Community School District
  • Izaah Knox, Urban Dreams
  • Joel Lundstrom, Des Moines Area Community College

Getting Care from Anywhere — Telehealth in Central Iowa

Monday, May 10 at 2 p.m.  |  VIEW RECAP

Panelists

  • Katie Wengert, Broadlawns Medical Center
  • Kay Vanags, Aging Resources of Central Iowa
  • Benjamin Lefever, Certintell Telehealth

Remote Work Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, May 11 at 10 a.m.  |  VIEW RECAP

Panelists

  • Staci Hupp Ballard, Iowa Economic Development Authority
  • Ben McDougal, Author and Entrepreneur
  • Dave Tucker, NextLevel Ventures
  • Marvin DeJear, Greater Des Moines Partnership

Thank You to the Survey Partners

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