How West Des Moines, Iowa, Is Bringing Google Fiber’s High-Speed Internet to City Residents

Date: 8 Sep 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In this episode of the Community Broadband Bits Podcast, Christopher is joined by Jamie Letzring, Deputy City Manager for West Des Moines, Iowa, and Dave Lyons, a consultant with the city, to explain how the city decided to build a citywide conduit system, which has convinced Google Fiber to offer service in West Des Moines.… Read More

In the Des Moines Register: West Des Moines Broadband Plan Shows Innovation

Date: 2 Sep 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In the Des Moines Register, ILSR’s Christopher Mitchell discusses Iowa’s leadership in broadband and West Des Moines’ innovative partnership with Google Fiber which will provide high-quality Internet service at an affordable price for all residents.… Read More

Google Fiber Comes to Iowa, Drawn by Community Broadband Infrastructure

Date: 17 Jul 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

The City of West Des Moines, Iowa, announced an innovative public-private partnership with Google Fiber to bring gigabit Internet to all 67,000 of its citizens. The city will build conduit connecting every home and business, available for use by different providers. Google Fiber will be the first, laying and maintaining its own fiber once the city’s construction is complete.… Read More

Dakota County Considering Expanding to Open Access for Businesses, Residents

Date: 9 Mar 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

In a recent meeting of the Dakota County Administration, Finance and Policy Committee, Dakota County’s Network Collaboration Engineer David Asp provided an update to Commissioners on the status of their broadband plan. Dakota has saved millions of dollars with their … Read More

Grover Beach Chooses Local Partner to Improve Local Connectivity for Businesses

Date: 18 Feb 2015 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After several years of considering options for a municipal network, the community of Grover Beach, California, is improving local connectivity options through a collaboration with private partner Digital West.  According to the San Luis Obispo Tribune, the City struck a … Read More

The Past and Future of Muni Fiber in Boulder – Community Broadband Bits Episode 108

Date: 23 Jul 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks, Podcast | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Boulder is the latest Colorado community to recognize the benefits of using city-owned fiber to spur job growth and improve quality of life. Boulder Director of Information Technology Don Ingle joins us for episode 108 of the Community Broadband Bits … Read More

Conduit Policy the Foundation for Affordable Gig Service in the Bay Area

Date: 2 Jul 2014 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Smart conduit policy, implemented in 1999, is now paying off in Brentwood. The Bay Area community of 52,000 recently reached an agreement with Sonic.net to bring fiber to the community via city-owned conduit. The partners anticipate a fall 2015 project … Read More

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