Western Iowa Networks Attends Legislative Welcome Back Reception
Breda, IA (February 20, 2023) – Iowa’s 2023 Legislative Session began Monday, January 9th. Following the start, broadband’s state association, Iowa Communications Alliance (ICA), co-hosted a Welcome Back Reception with other rural entities. Western Iowa Networks (WIN) attended welcoming Iowa’s legislators. The event allowed for connections to be made with both seasoned and new legislators and discuss the importance of ICA’s mission for broadband in Iowa.
Reliable broadband in Iowa is imperative to the state’s success. Not only for businesses but healthcare, schools, farming, and work-from-home employees. The WIN representatives in attendance discussed the importance of funding for rural broadband providers and the current
legislative issues that may arise in the 2023 session. WIN is eager for Representative Best to dive into new laws benefiting the communities they serve.
About Western Iowa Networks: Breda Telephone Corp. ~ d.b.a. Western Iowa Networks (WIN) ~ is a leading communications company based in Breda, IA. We are one of western Iowa's largest independent telephone companies, and one of the area’s most diverse service providers. WIN was founded in 1905 as Breda Telephone Company and today provides telephone, Internet, cellular, cable, and many complementary services to customers across Western and Southwestern Iowa including Arcadia, Auburn, Breda, Carroll, Council Bluffs, Denison, Farragut, Glenwood, Glidden, Lidderdale, Macedonia, Malvern, Maple River, Mineola, Mount Carmel, Pacific Junction, Silver City, Treynor, Vail and Westside.
About Iowa Communications Alliance: The Iowa Communications Alliance is the nation’s largest state-based association of community-based broadband providers. Its 250+ members provide and enable high-quality, state-of-the-art communications services to Iowans, leading the state to be among the nation’s leaders in fiber-optic deployment.
ICA firmly believes that broadband communications is the tool and industry capable of growing and transforming Iowa and our association is the advocate, catalyst, educator, and resource for Iowa’s community-based communications providers. We empower education, agriculture, healthcare and other industries to thrive and succeed.