UTILITIES

Telecommunications

The region offers DSL, broadband, wireless, satellite, cable internet, and fiber optics. Many communities also offer local telephone and cable service options. Major providers include:

Bernard Telephone
Cascade Communications
CenturyLink
CS Technologies
Comelec
F&B Communications
ImOn Communications
MV Link (Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative)
Mediacom
Unite Private Networks
Windstream

Electricity and Gas

The region is served by a number of electric and gas utility providers; additionally, several communities provide their own services. Major providers include:
Alliant Energy
MidAmerican Energy
Black Hills Energy
Eastern Iowa REC
Maquoketa Valley Electric Cooperative

Renewable Energy

Several areas in the region offer options for renewable energy. 

Eagle Point Solar
Blue Sky Solar
Solar Planet