Events // Governor Branstad to Recognize Black Hawk County as Iowa’s Fourth Certified Connected Community

Thursday, February 27, 2014

CEDAR FALLS – The Black Hawk County Technology Team and Connect Iowa invite the community to celebrate the completion and presentation of the county’s Technology Action Plan and the official status as a certified Connected community.

Who: Governor Branstad, Black Hawk County Technology Team, & Connect Iowa

What: Black Hawk County Connected Certification Presentation

When: Thursday, February 27, 2014 – 10 am CST

Where:  Cedar Falls Utilities, 1 Utility Parkway, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

The Black Hawk County Technology Team has been working with Connect Iowa through the Connected Community Engagement Program to assess the local broadband landscape, identify gaps, and establish actionable goals and objectives to increase broadband access, adoption, and use for families, organizations, and businesses throughout the county. Please RSVP to Kyle Durant at:

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About Connect Iowa: Connect Iowa is a subsidiary of Connected Nation and operates as a nonprofit in the state of Iowa to promote broadband access, adoption, and use. The Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) is leading the initiative to increase broadband Internet access throughout rural Iowa. Connect Iowa was commissioned by the state to work with all broadband providers in Iowa to create detailed maps of broadband coverage and develop a statewide plan for the deployment and adoption of broadband. For more information visit:

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Connected Nation developed the Connected Community Engagement Program to help guide a community through an assessment of its overall broadband and technology status. Connected certified communities have measurably demonstrated their proficiency for effective Access, Adoption, and Use of broadband-supported technologies. Connected Nation through its partners provides a national platform for recognizing those communities that excel across these important benchmarks. Funded by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), this effort is part of the State Broadband Initiative.

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