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Tuesday, June 10, 2003


Access to fast Internet jumps by 50 percent in Iowa rural communities

Access to fast Internet jumps by 50 percent in Iowa rural communities

"The number of Iowa residents with access to high-speed Internet service continues to increase, jumping by nearly 50 percent in the rural communities of the state in just over a year, according to a report from the Iowa Utilities Board ..."

"With the high-speed links, she said, 'it doesn't matter where the information is transferred and processed, so communities in rural Iowa can be considered as potential sites for advanced technology firms '..."

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Iowa has been a hot bed of community-based broadband intitiatives, many of them led by the local municipal or cooperative power utility. It's probably one of the 5 top states in the U.S. when it comes to commitment to broadband access in rural areas.


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