Pursuant to Iowa Code section 8B.10(2), the Office is required to establish procedures to allow challenges to the office's finding on whether an area meets the definition of Targeted Service Area. This is the landing page for the Office's map appeal challenge process. Follow the links below for information on ongoing map appeals or for final decisions issued by the Office as it relates to expired map appeals. See Iowa Administrative Code rules 129-20.5
Broadband Map Version 3 Challenge Process (Archived)
In accordance with Iowa Admin. Code r. 129—20.5(1), on October 28, 2020, the Office opened a 20-day challenge process concerning Broadband Availability Map V3. Appeal received and final written agency decisions stating the reasons for the Office’s decisions concerning the census block(s) forming the basis of appeals received by the office are located at the link above. Final agency decisions shall become final unless within 30 days of their posting. Notices of appeals, appeal decisions, and related evidence can be located here. This challenge window is now closed.
Broadband Map Version 2 Challenge Process (Archived)
In 2019, the Office heard appeals concerning Broadband Availability Map Version 2, which contained datasets as of June 30, 2018. Four appeals were received in 2019 and the office issued appeal decisions concerning the map in 2019. Details concerning the appeals and appeal decisions can be found here.
Broadband Map Version 1 Challenge Process (Archived)
In 2016, the Office heard appeals concerning Broadband Map Version 1, which contained datasets as of July 1, 2015. Seven appeals were received in 2016 and the Office issued appeal decisions concerning the map in 2017. Details concerning the appeals and appeal decisions can be found here.