A forum hosted by Iowa LinkedUp, a coalition of telecommunications organizations, has been postponed due in part to the government shutdown.

The Iowa Crossroads of Global Innovation Forum, originally scheduled for tomorrow in Fort Dodge, will be rescheduled for early December. Organizers said the shutdown will reduce participation by "key individuals," and one of the keynote speakers is dealing with a family emergency.

The forum is intended to discuss the importance of broadband in Iowa.