Gov. Announces $5 Million In Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grants
26 Oct 2020
Gov. Reynolds announces $5 million in Empower Rural Iowa broadband grants as part of Rural Iowa Initiative
October 26, 2020 (DES MOINES) — Gov. Reynolds announced today a new round of grants to expand broadband access. The $5 million dollars in additional broadband grants is the latest in a series of Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grants to give more Iowans access to critical broadband infrastructure.
“The future economy and quality of life in rural Iowa depend on every Iowa home, business and farm having high-speed Internet access,” said Gov. Reynolds. “This year alone we have been able to invest nearly $200 million dollars in private and public funds for broadband infrastructure. By leveraging state, federal, and private resources, we will continue to open the door for greater innovation and opportunity in all parts of Iowa."