Broadband Availability Map - Version 2
September 20, 2019
OFFICIAL NOTICE: The Office of the Chief Information Officer has released a new broadband map of the State of Iowa, published below. As required by Iowa Code section 8B.10(1), as amended by 2019 House File 772, Division II (2019 Iowa Acts, chapter 159, Division II), the Office periodically determines whether a communications service provider offers or facilitates broadband service at or above 25 megabits per second upload and 3 megabits per second download ("25/3") across the State of Iowa. The most recent data sets available from the Federal Communications Commission (as June 30, 2018, but published September 10, 2019) have been used as the basis for the Office’s determination. Since these data sets are made available by the Federal Communications Commission at the United States Census Block level, and as required by state law, the Office's determination is made on that basis.
The following information concerning State of Iowa Broadband Availability Map Version 2 can be found below:
- Online Version of the Map
- Questions About This Map
- About Broadband Availability Map V2
- Map Legend
- Map Supporting Data
Have questions? Support is available to assist interested parties with questions concerning this map. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
For detailed information concerning this map including an overview of the mapping process, map legend/color coding, and information about the version/stage in the process associated with this map, please refer to the following documentation:
- Clear/No Color: If a census block is clear or no color, the maps and corresponding data sources and feedback/comments utilized or received by the Office support the conclusion that 25/3 Broadband WAS available within that census block as of June 30, 2018.
- Blue: If a census block is Blue, the maps and corresponding data sources and feedback/comments utilized or received by the Office support the conclusion that 25/3 Broadband was NOT available within that census block as of June 30, 2018. These census blocks are referred to as “Targeted Service Areas” or “TSAs,” as defined by Iowa Code section 8B.1(12), and are eligible to receive State incentives.
- Red: If a census block is Red, the Office has previously Awarded a grant to a Communications Service Provider in that area. Iowa Code § 8B.11. The fact of prior Grant Award ( e.g. , property tax exemption or grant) does not make an area “ineligible” per se —in other words not a TSA. That determination turns not on the issuance of a prior Award, but on the fact of service as of the As of Date—June 30, 2018. However, the fact of a prior Award may result in disqualification or the receipt of a lower overall score in the context of the Broadband Grants Program administered pursuant to Iowa Code section 8B.11. This information is also useful in understanding the scope and efficacy of incentive programs administered by the Office.