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The City of Fort Dodge is seeking input from community residents and businesses on their broadband experiences as part of its Community Broadband Pre-Feasibility Study. You can visit www.ourbroadbandfuture.com/fort-dodge.html for links to the two-part survey and learn more about the study. Please limit responses to one person per household/business.

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The City of Fort Dodge is seeking input from community residents and businesses on their broadband experiences as part of its Community Broadband Pre-Feasibility Study. You can visit http://www.ourbroadbandfuture.com/fort-dodge.html for links to the two-part survey and learn more about the study. Please limit responses to one person per household/business.

See the below image of the media release for additional information.

 

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My internet is the worst! Fort dodge need a big update!

Fiber would be great! It's crazy it's not available in a city the size of Fort Dodge

Long over due

Need something to give Mediacom some competition with better rates. Mediacom is to high for what they offer.

Would it be treated the same as a utility? There’s a lot of good debate to be had on the subject. Privacy would be a big issue. Other communities have done this and the response isn’t always positive.

I really think that FD needs to work with existing providers in the area and listen to what they need to expand. Municipal run ISPs are anticompetitive and are built on the backs of taxpayers making any private competition unrealistic.

I read the intro to the survey. It taints the person taking the survey. Plus I noticed that a very large business ISP and voice provider with a fiber ring in Fort Dodge was not listed. That is very dishonest. It's almost as if your decision has been made.

Does this mean we can get more companies in here to compete?

While taking this survey, the internet literally went down

If it's like most projects done by the city it's already been decided. So whose company is giving kickbacks to the council to get this going? Nothing in this town is decided without greasing a few palms downtown. And they wonder why it's called Dirty Dodge!

Seeking the public's opinion? Why? So you can do the exact opposite and Jack prices and taxes up without the people's approval?

My experience with Mediacom has been they provide a pretty decent high speed option. I usually get about 110%-120% of my subscribed speed. I've heard people say, including city leaders, that Fort Dodge doesn't have high speed internet and that isn't the case. It's here, you just have to pay for it if you want it. I know some in town with Mediacom are pulling 600+Mbps down. What I don't like about Mediacom is their rates/caps, and their obsessive need to do updates. Maybe some competition would do them well in regards to rates/caps?

Havent i read somewhere that over by hospital already has some fiber? My mediacom is the worst!!! Goes down atleast 6-7 times a day! We had frontier before, that was slow as molasses!! Good for fort Dodge for making a try at changing!!

Baby steps people... Anything worthwhile takes effort and patience... But fiber optics would be awesome!!!! 😎👍

We are aweful compared to other states. Even worse when compared to other countries

Since we bought our own router, we haven't had an issue with speed or connection.

If it gives mediascam some competition definitely.

The city just wants the public's information. I bet the City wants to take advantage of your privacy and what can be done. It's a no

Will we have to tear up the 70 miles of bike trails to bury the cable? Asking for a friend

It sucks. Just like the city government. Like these clowns could do better. Gosh, I hope they don't take that challenge.

Sucks

I suggested that instead of bringing in a NEW company with thousands of dollars investment, to extend a Grant to Frontier. They already have the cable right of ways and with a Grant could upgrade and convert to fiber optic, maybe even putting it in the ground. Frontier is slow but with them at least I can stream. I have had MEDIACOM for 20 years, 18 in southern Iowa and down there the service was good. We have been up here in Fort Dodge since 2016 and I NEVER been able to stream, their service goes down and I have to reset the modem once, twice or more a week. Getting a tech to come out takes forever. I have had BOTH services for the last year and I'm in the process of shutting MEDIACOM down completely.

Angel Crouse

Please do it. I'd love to see Mediacom get decent competition

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Today in Gjakova, Kosovo, the Fort Dodge youth exchange students and chaperones, Bryce Presswood and Megan Srinivas met with Mayor Ardian Gjini, Aber Gola and Shkurta Berisha and the students from Gjakova. ... See moreSee less

Today in Gjakova, Kosovo, the Fort Dodge youth exchange students and chaperones, Bryce Presswood and Megan Srinivas met with Mayor Ardian Gjini, Aber Gola and Shkurta Berisha and the students from Gjakova.

 

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Allison Searcy

Austin Elliott Caden Elliott

Great to see Emma Alstott. Enjoy.

So wonderful! All my best to you all on your journeys !!!

Congratulations to all, and especially, Emma Alstott of St. Edmond Catholic School! Such a wonderful example of leadership and one of Fort Dodge's finest!

Cayci Bidleman. So proud of you! You are truly a leader!

My Grandson Caden Elliott, very proud of you.

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As of early last week Memorial Park Cemetery is now in a State supervised receivership. The City is acting on behalf of the State during this period. In regards to any burials, locates or records you may contact Parks, Rec & Forestry Director Lori Branderhorst during regular business hours at the following:

Email: cemeteries@fortdodgeiowa.org
Office: 515-576-7237 ext 3

Please see the second image below for the rules currently in place at the cemetery.
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As of early last week Memorial Park Cemetery is now in a State supervised receivership.  The City is acting on behalf of the State during this period.  In regards to any burials, locates or records you may contact Parks, Rec & Forestry Director Lori Branderhorst during regular business hours at the following:

 Email:   cemeteries@fortdodgeiowa.org
 Office: 515-576-7237 ext 3
 
Please see the second image below for the rules currently in place at the cemetery.

 

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Joel Johnson

I have 3. Lots by bell tower i would like to sell. We no longer live in Iowa.

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Name: 24th Ave N Construction: Expected Completion: Spring 2019

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Name: Southeast Sewer Trunk - Phase 2 (12th Ave S & S 23rd St): Expected Completion: Spring 2019

Name: South Central Drainage - Phase 1: Expected Completion: Summer 2019

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