Broadband

7. Why is the OCIO map different than the Connect Iowa maps?

House File 655 organizes Broadband (25/3) availability by census block. Census block geometry is different than the maps published by Connect Iowa, which show service areas reported by industry...

5. We know other providers are getting tax incentives in a census block that is marked as a TSA. But how many can do that?

House File 655 does not limit the number of otherwise qualifying communication service providers that may receive a tax incentive in a given TSA. As noted in the Answer to Question 3, above, House...

3. We just deployed Broadband (25/3), but the census block still shows it as a TSA on the Map.

That is entirely possible and not an error. House File 655 provides that a census block must be designated as a TSA if there was not Broadband (25/3) there as of July 1, 2015 . Any deployments after...

1. Where did the TSA designations come from?

OCIO made use of broadband-availability maps and data sources made available by Connect Iowa, LLC, a subsidiary of Connected Nation, Inc. These maps and data sources were widely accepted for accuracy...
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