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New report finds broadband crucial for job creation

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A new report by Connect Iowa shows businesses with a broadband Internet connection are likely to generate revenue and create jobs.  State businesses with high-speed Internet connections report having median annual revenues $300,000 more than businesses without broadband.

"In today's global economy, it is important to have the resources and technology needed to have a competitive advantage. Quality high-speed Internet service is not only an integral component in any business but it also spurs job creation and innovation," said Iowa Governor Terry Branstad.

The new survey is the first of its kind and takes an in-depth look at all sectors of the state's economy.  A new interactive application is now available on the Connect Iowa website that allows you to see the impact on specific sectors of the state's economy, from healthcare and manufacturing, to tourism and education.

 

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