Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, the new grant program allows communications service providers, including telecommunication companies and local governments, to apply for up to 60% of their broadband project costs in eligible areas of the state.
Officials say that communications service providers are encouraged to apply for a grant to install broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved locations.
Governor Reynolds released the following statement:
“Broadband has never been more important for our future. I continue to hear from Iowans who still lack access to the broadband speeds necessary to start a business, telework, or connect with a healthcare provider.
With this additional investment, we have invested more than $300 million this year alone on bringing future-ready broadband to rural and unserved areas of our state.”
According to the statement, applications may be submitted to the OCIO from Oct. 25 through Nov. 22.
More information here.