ImOn Communications Sponsors Event Space at MERGE in Iowa City
on Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Iowa City – ImOn Communications announced today that it is collaborating with Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) on the new MERGE Innovation Space in downtown Iowa City. ImOn Communications is providing free, ultra-fast, fiber optic Internet service throughout the new MERGE facility.
The project is a joint venture between ImOn Communications and ICAD. ImOn has covered the initial cost of installing the state-of-the-art broadband fiber network for the MERGE facility and will cover the ongoing costs for support, maintenance and Internet bandwidth for the network. The new ImOn Communications Event Center, located inside the MERGE facility, will be shared between ImOn, ICAD, and their partners, to facilitate various events, symposiums, conferences, meetings, and seminars geared to the Iowa City entrepreneurial and overall business community.
This collaboration compliments ImOn’s mission of creating connections in the communities they serve and is an excellent example of how public/private partnerships can be formed to provide valuable new services to members of the community.
“ImOn is proud to partner with Iowa City Area Development to sponsor the new ImOn Communications Event Center and provide state-of-the-art fiber technology that enables ultra-fast and reliable Internet service to the new MERGE space. MERGE is such a great community asset and having robust ImOn Internet connectivity available only magnifies the possibilities this space offers,” Said Greg Crosby, ImOn Vice President and General Manager of the Iowa City Market.
The MERGE Innovation Space, an expansion of the IC CoLab, is managed by ICAD and located at 136 S. Dubuque Street in downtown Iowa City. MERGE is designed to offer vital resources and connections for entrepreneurs and startup companies. It offers co-working space with open workspace benches, dedicated offices, conference rooms, large training rooms, business resources, community events, 3D printing, and much more.
About ImOn Communications
ImOn Communications provides high-speed Internet, cable TV, and data and telephone services to residents of Cedar Rapids, Marion, and Hiawatha. ImOn provides businesses throughout the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor with advanced communication solutions to help organizations of all sizes meet their business objectives. ImOn is locally owned and operated and offers customers tremendous value and choice for services. For more information regarding ImOn Communications, visit www.ImOn.net or call 319-298-6484.