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Providing Internet, Data, Voice, and Video Services
Iowa's state-wide fiber optic network provides Internet & Data for Education, Healthcare & Public Safety
Utilizing partnerships with community anchor institutions to bring enhanced broadband capabilities to Iowa's 99 counties

Welcome to the ICN

Welcome to the ICN

The Iowa Communications Network (ICN) is the country's premier distance learning and state government network, committed to providing Iowans with convenient, equal access to education, government and healthcare. The ICN makes it possible for Iowans, physically separated by location, to interact in an efficient, creative, and cost-effective manner. ICN provides high-speed Internet, data, video conferencing, and voice (phone) services to authorized users, under Code of Iowa, which includes: K-12 schools, higher education, hospitals, state and federal government, National Guard armories, and libraries.

ICN’s Video@LightSpeedTM

Video@LightSpeedTM is compatible with industry standard H.323 IP equipment. Experience the high video quality ICN director's conference room in Grimes Buildingwithin a flexible room layout with open microphones and high definition cameras.

  • Sessions can be unscheduled or scheduled using ICN’s Video Operating Scheduling System.
  • Choose point-to-point or multipoint sessions.
  • Flat rate, no hourly usage for standard service.
  • Uses 5 Mbps circuit on private ICN intranet.

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Federal Broadband Project Enhancements

  • Provides up to 10 Gbps (gigabits per second) to each county endpoint, universities, and one endpoint at the Capitol Complex and Iowa Public Television (aggregation sites)
  • Provides up to 1 Gbps Ethernet to selected authorized user locations (edge sites)ARRA logo
  • Connects over 100 law enforcement and public safety answering points.
  • The Meskwaki Nation and Decorah Metronet are sub-recipients to ICN’s federal project.

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