Fast internet speeds are needed for students to study, do their homework, and gain the skills they need for their futures. While most of the residences in the Iowa City Community School District can be connected to broadband via one or more internet service providers, gaps still exist within the district where access to broadband is limited, expensive, or non-existent. To help guide broadband investments in the state, the State Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) is collecting input from residents about broadband availability and speeds statewide.
For more information or to challenge the current data included in the OCIO’s current version of the Iowa Broadband Map, visit the Broadband Availability Map website here. If you have problems with your home internet or believe that information in the map is inaccurate, you can complete a challenge to the current map data, which will include executing a speed test from the residence in question. The results will help determine where investments in upgrades will go, so it is especially important if you have issues with issues with your connection’s speed or reliability. The deadline to complete the speed test is September 1.
If you have questions about completing the challenge form, please contact Harrison Freund with East Central Iowa Council of Governments at email@example.com or 319-289-0075.