Searching for Broadband Ambassadors

Iowa Communications Network is searching for the next group of Iowa high school students for its Statewide Youth Broadband Advisory Council. Applications are being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year until May 4.

The SYBAC engages high school students on a variety of broadband and technology related topics. Throughout the school year, the students meet with ICN’s leadership and technology leaders to discuss the importance of true high-speed broadband. SYBAC students have discussed a range of topics including: the Internet of Things (IoT), net neutrality, broadband infrastructure, wireless access, and cybersecurity.

Students enrolled in 10th through 12th grades during the 2018-2019 school year may apply for membership. Students selected will be notified by ICN in May. Meetings will take place monthly from September 2018 through May 2019, via video conference, teleconference, and/or in-person. Council members also will communicate via email.

Interested Iowa high school students can access the application information at https://icn.iowa.gov/sybac.