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 2 Challenge Process (Archived)
In accordance with Iowa Admin. Code r. 129—20.5(5), on November 25, 2019, the Office posted its 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, located below, under the column entitled “Appeal Decision.” These final agency decisions shall become final unless within 30 days of such posting an appellant or an affected person or party that submitted evidence in support of, or in opposition to, the appeal files a request for a contested case proceeding pursuant to rule 129—20.6(8B,427). Notices of appeals, appeal decisions, and related evidence can be located 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.