State of Iowa pays Kentucky firm $730,000 in no-bid broadband contract

Iowa signed a no-bid contract with a Kentucky non-profit, Connected Nation, to help with Gov. Terry Branstad’s efforts to expand broadband Internet access across the state. The firm has done broadband mapping and community engagement for Iowa since 2009, but when federal funding ran out in January, Iowa stepped in with a quickie contract to extend the services for eight months with state money.

Source: The Gazette (Cedar Rapids)

Posted on: June 1, 2015