Iowa

Broadband Office

Name: Office of the CIO
Location: Executive Branch
Enabling Act: IA Code § 8B.4

Connectivity Snapshot

Broadband Serviceable Locations 1
Total Served Underserved Unserved

1,369,254

1,214,768

70,389

84,097

Adoption 2
Overall Wireline

89.6%

72.3%

Federal Funding

Summary

BEAD CPF ARPA DE

$415,331,313

$152,176,435

$2,643,586,206

$17,200,059

BEAD

Overview

Total Allocation: $415,331,313
Current Status: Funding Allocated

Five-Year Plan

Status: Unreleased
Due: 8/18/23
Link: n/a

Initial Proposal

Status: Drafted
Due: 12/27/23
Link: Initial Proposal Vol. 1 & 2

Final Proposal

Status: Unreleased
Due: TBD
Link: n/a

Digital Equity

State Grants

Capacity Grant: $17,200,0593
Planning Grant: $708,924.00
Link to Plan: DE Plan
Summary of Uses: n/a

NTIA Grant Program

TBD

Middle Mile

Iowa Middle Mile Fiber Project

Applicant: MidAmerican Energy Company
Total Cost: $75,693,762
NTIA Award: $37,839,312

ARPA

SLFRF

Total4

$2,643,586,206

For Broadband
$205,561,986 (7.8%)

CPF

Total

$152,176,435

For Broadband
$152,176,435 (100%)
Program Link

State Funding

Recent Programs5

Empower Rural IA Broadband Grant Program

Agency: Broadband Office
Allocation: $152.2M CPF [previously the CIO allocated well over $200M in grants to ISPs across the state; much of that funding came from the state]
Grantees: TBD [previous recipients of state grant funding listed here]
Rules: Application Checlist and other materials found here; IA Code § 8B.11, which created the state’s broadband fund and grant program, provides additional requirements

Policies

Non-Traditional ISPs6

Pemitted to Offer Broadband

Municipalities

Yes (subject to rules)

Municipal Electric Utilities

Yes

Electric Cooperatives

Yes

Investor-Owned Utilities

Yes

Footnotes

  1. FCC National Broadband Map Data, as of December 31, 2022 (updated May 24, 2023).↩︎

  2. ACS 1-Year Data, 2022, US Census Bureau.↩︎

  3. ACLP Overview of IIJA Digital Equity Grant Programs.↩︎

  4. Broadband infrastructure is one of several applicable uses of SLFRF funds.↩︎

  5. Updated as of March 2023.↩︎

  6. Updated as of September 2022.↩︎