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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Mi-Fiber, LLC Receives Smart Connected Community Award


Mi-Fiber began constructing a widespread fiber internet network throughout Waukee in 2017. Mi-Fiber and its parent company received the "Smart Connected Community℠" recognition from the Rural Broadband Association for its work in Waukee.

The Smart Connected Community℠ program is open to Smart Rural Community℠ (SRC) providers who serve incumbent or competitive service territories that demonstrate metropolitan characteristics. GRM Networks, along with subsidiary Mi-Fiber, LLC, serving the Des Moines, Iowa, metropolitan area, and Home Telecom, serving the Charleston, S.C., region, are the first NTCA members to be recognized as Smart Connected Community℠ providers. 

“One of our subsidiaries (Mi-Fiber) provides Fiber-To-The Premise in suburban areas,” said GRM CEO Ron Hinds. “We were looking for a way to assist these communities in attracting residents and businesses with their new high-speed networks."

Thanks to Mi-Fiber for investing in the community, and congrats on this award!

For more information about the program, visit

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