American Rural founder and CEO Diane Smith will be the keynote speaker at Iowa's first Broadband Summit April 9 at the State Historical Society. The event is being sponsored by the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the nonprofit Connect Iowa. The summit will focus on local engagement and local issues around broadband expansion and its role in Iowa's economic future. To register for the free event, please visit the Connect Iowa website by Friday, April 5. For more information, please contact Amy Kuhlers at 515-421-2561 or