Grundy Supervisors partner with Dumont Telephone Company to prioritize broadband

Dumont – Dumont Telephone Company, a local leader in voice, video, and data communications services in Butler County is pleased to announce the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has selected and established four Broadband Intervention Zones in Grundy County.

The Broadband Intervention Zones are a result of OCIO’s Invitation to Qualify (ITQ) process, which asked rural communities to apply for areas that should be prioritized in future funding decisions made under the Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program. The Grundy County Supervisors and Iowa Northland Regional Council of Governments (INRCOG) partnered with Dumont Telephone Company as they prepared the ITQ application for eligible areas of Grundy County to ensure underserved residents are at the forefront of future funding opportunities.

“At Dumont Telephone Company, we’re committed to serving current and future customers with quality broadband service. When this new process and opportunity was released, INRCOG and the Grundy County Supervisors recognized participation was an important first step in positioning underserved Grundy County residents for upcoming broadband funding. It doesn’t matter who provides the service, we just want everybody to have a good Broadband connection. This step makes these areas in Grundy County eligible for funding when it becomes available. Dumont Telephone Company was proud to be a partner in the application and share our local broadband expertise,” says Roger Kregel, General Manager of Dumont Telephone Company.

For more information on the ITQ and Broadband Intervention Zones visit https://ocio.iowa.gov/broadband.