CBAN Member Spotlights



CBAN's Curtis Dean chats with Ryan Malek, owner of Router12, a CBAN provider member. Router12 started as a small, fixed wireless internet provider and is now expanding into fiber networks in parts of Iowa and Minnesota.

Indianola Municipal Utilities


CBAN's Curtis Dean visits Indianola Municipal Utilities and discusses the progress of the municipal fiber utility with Telecommunications Superintendent Kurt Ripperger.

Fort Morgan, CO


CBAN's Curtis Dean chats with Brent Nation with the City of Fort Morgan, Colorado. Through a partnership with Allo Communications, Fort Morgan now has fiber-to-the-home available to every premise in the City. Brent talks about how the City was able to leverage a public-private partnership to bring great fiber broadband services to their northeastern Colorado community of 11,000.

 FARR Technologies


In this edition of CBAN Member Spotlight, we visit with two of the founders of FARR Technologies, David Fridley and Peter Rasmussen. The FARR team has been involved in helping bring several municipal broadband utilities into existence with feasibility studies, engineering, and construction oversight. We talk about some of the lessons they've l earned about community broadband over the years and take a look into the "crystal ball" about some of the challenges that community broadband utilities face in the future.

Cedar Falls Utilities


CBAN member Cedar Falls Utilities in Iowa has a great story to tell. They've long been a leader among municipal broadband providers in Iowa and the nation. In our inaugural edition of CBAN's Member Spotlight, we'll talk about how CFU is expanding outside of its city limits to bring better broadband to rural residents, leveraging the Iowa Broadband Grant program and design choices that reduce overall cost.