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CONNECTED CITY: West Des Moines Named To List

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The city of West Des Moines was recognized Monday as a connected city.

The connected city award, named by Connect Iowa and Connected Nation Program, is given to communities recognized for their levels of access, adoption and use of broadband technology for the public good.

West Des Moines is the third certified connected city in Iowa and 12th in the United States.

West Des Moines Mayor Steve Gaer was presented the award on Monday by Gov. Branstad.  The award was given to West Des Moines for its continued efforts toward broadband connectivity in the city and constant connectivity efforts throughout the community.

The city of West Des Moines was also recognized in 2013 for its connectivity efforts when Google named it as the top e-city in Iowa.