Gov. Reynolds requests $20 million for rural Iowa broadband infrastructure

During the Condition of the State address, Governor Kim Reynolds said she wants to continue to devote Iowa dollars to expanding internet access to all areas of the state. "We have come a long way already. U.S. News & World Report says, 'the Hawkeye State leads the nation in efforts to bring ultra-fast internet access to every city block and every rural acre.' But there’s still more to do. To ensure that every part of Iowa has the same opportunity, I am requesting $20 million, split over two years, for broadband infrastructure. This funding will accelerate expansion and leverage an additional $120 million in private investment for high-speed internet," Gov. Reynolds said.

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