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Iowa has more municipal broadband providers than any other state.  It’s a result of communities who want to take control of their own access to this valuable infrastructure.  Municipal broadband is making a positive difference in the lives of thousands of Iowans in 28 cities.

To support Iowa’s municipal broadband providers, IAMU provides the following services:

  • Opportunities for training and education
  • Networking with fellow municipal broadband providers
  • Assistance with municipal broadband planning and implementation
  • Assistance with regulatory compliance
  • Mutual Aid 

2015 Broadband Conference

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2015 Broadband Conference our biggest and best yet!  Below are links to several of the conference presentations for your review

The Rise of the Connected Home (Armond Dawson, Security Coverage)

Financial Benchmarks for Broadband Utilities (Dan Davis, Consortia Consulting)

SDN & NFV-How They Will Change Your Network Operations (Eric Lampland, Lookout Point Communications)

Do's and Don'ts of Financing for Municipal Broadband Projects (Steve Nadel, Ahlers & Cooney PC)

Deploying Carrier Class Home WiFi Networks (David Russell, Calix)

Telehealth-Coming Soon to a Customer Near You (Tammy Flick, Unity Point Health)

Proof of Performance Testing (Robert Schaeffer, Technology Planners)







Netflix Long Term View

Rarely does a large company engage in a public discussion of their strategic long-term vision.But recently Netflix, the internet video provider, has done exactly that.The resulting Netflix Long Term View is a window into the corporate mind of the largest over-the-top (OTT) provider and a significant source of pressure for broadband providers to enhance their speeds

We would encourage all IAMU broadband members to read this document.CLICK HERE to view (PDF)

Netflix Open Connect Content Delivery Network

As referenced in their Long Term View, Netflix offers ISP's the opportunity to directly connect with Netflix at various peering locations.Netflix also offers caching hardware that allows ISP's to locally store popular programming at their own location, which could reduce the amount of traffic that would need to cross through your internet backbone connection.CLICK HERE to read more about the Netflix Open Connect Content Delivery Network.

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