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A lot of claims are being made about Iowa’s municipal communications utilities. Most of those claims are false. The Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities, which represents Iowa’s municipal electric, water, gas, and communications utilities, has established this website to set the record straight. We believe Iowans deserve to know THE TRUTH about Iowa’s municipal communications utilities. We invite you to explore this website and learn more. Since 1/1/05, these communities have saved: Muscatine $7,437,348.97 Spencer $14,609,078.33 Cedar Falls $19,301,691.37 MYTH: Cities don't have the expertise to run a communications company. FACT: Expertise, in the form of human and technical resources, is readily available. This myth has been often repeated over the years as new municipal communications systems were created. read full article... MYTH: Municipal communications utilities have an unfair advantage over private companies. FACT: State laws keep the playing field level between municipal and private providers. read full article... MYTH: City-owned communications systems are like mini-ICN's FACT: City-owned communications utilities serve different purposes than the ICN. read full article... View All Articles Spencer Responds To Allegations Made By Anti-Municipal Groups by Leon Rodas, General Manager, Spencer Municipal Utilities Posted: 11/4/2005 2:33:12 PM TV viewers, radio listeners, and newspaper readers in central and eastern Iowa have been bombarded with negative ads urging a no vote in upcoming ... more... NIU Conference Touts Benefits Of Community Broadband by Andre Salles, The Beacon News (suburban Chicago) Posted: 10/30/2005 2:31:03 PM "If you cannot connect, you cannot compete." So says John Lewis, the associate vice president of Northern Illinois University's Outreach program. Lewis' ... more... Washtington Post Supports More Choices For Broadband by Rob Pegoraro, Washington Post editorial Posted: 10/27/2005 2:58:26 PM “A choice of broadband access that's limited to the cable company and the phone company would be extraordinarily bad. Although such firms have done a ... more...

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