CFU Named Fastest U.S. Service Provider After Upgrades to 10 Gigabit Internet.

On Wednesday, Cedar Falls Utilities announced that 10 gigabit per second internet service is available for its customers; upgrading internet speeds that rank among the fastest in the world. That’s 400 times faster than what the Federal Communications Commission officially classifies as broadband — 25 megabits per second.

This world-class service by CFU was recently recognized by PC Mag as the fastest internet service provider in the country. 

Steve Bernard, CFU general manager said in a news release, “We are the first city in Iowa to have 10 gigabit internet service available citywide… The upgrade is a community asset that supports innovation in business, education and government in Cedar Falls.”

Currently, CFU’s standard home and business internet speed is now 250 megabits per second, which cost most customers $45.50 per month. For the new 10 gigabit service, the cost for residential customers is $117 per month. The cost for business customers is $440 per month.

The recognition from PC Mag comes by measuring internet download and upload speeds with its online speed test. In 2020, CFU ranks first among providers measured, beating out large internet providers across the country. This huge accomplishment for the community will better local businesses and position Cedar Falls companies to compete nationally for new jobs and economic growth.

Cedar Falls economic development coordinator, Shane Graham quoted, “This upgrade to 10 gigabit leads our ability to compete with the best cities in the world in terms of broadband availability, and puts us ahead of the curve for economic development opportunities.”

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Iowa City & Cedar Rapids

For the past 83 years  Standard Distribution Co. has grown by providing supply chain solutions for our customers. Over the years, we have set up and managed distribution centers in different parts of the country for several of our partners/clients.

We have over 900,000 SF of warehousing space in Iowa and Nebraska, however, if your business needs to be in a market that we do not currently serve, we’d be happy to work with your business on setting up and running your D.C. in whatever market you choose. Through our network of commercial real estate experts we have come across some exciting potential buildings including this 346,062 SF former Heinz distribution center located at 2500 Heinz Road in Iowa City, IA. With 28′ clear height and its location being right off busy Interstate 80, this building would be a great fit for any company looking to be in the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids market.

The property features:

  *   OFFICE SIZE: 4,400 SF
  *   SPRINKLERS: ESFR Sprinkler System
  *   LOADING: 40 Loading Docks | 1 Drive-In
  *   CLEAR HEIGHT: 28′
  *   FLOORS: 6″ Reinforced Concrete
  *   CONSTRUCTION: Masonry with Insulated Panels
  *   LEASE RATE: $3.50 PSF NNN

For more information, or if you have any questions on Iowa City & Cedar Rapids warehousing space, contact us here today.

Warehousing in Des Moines

Even though our 3PL company is primarily based in the Cedar Falls/Waterloo, Iowa area, we have eyed the Des Moines market for some time as a logical expansion opportunity. Our familiarity with this key midwestern market has convinced us the time is right to expand our warehousing services to the capital city of Iowa.

 Des Moines, Iowa like much of the state is well situated geographically to serve key U.S., markets as a distribution hub. Des Moines is centrally located in the midwestern region of the United States, with easy access to major population centers as well as key agricultural markets. In addition, it sits at the intersection of Interstate 80 and Interstate 35, a key trucking route for central U.S. Greater Des Moines has a rapidly growing population of approximately one million.

Located just a two-hour drive from our home market, Des Moines offers our potential clients a low cost of doing business compared to many other large metropolitan markets. It is also a major education center producing a high-quality workforce. Our company has partnered with professional Des Moines real estate experts to identify a diverse selection of warehousing properties which will meet the needs of businesses looking to expand their operations. If you have an interest, let’s explore the various warehousing scenarios in the Des Moines market which could provide you with solid growth strategies.

By combining our diverse background in warehousing services, and our Des Moines based real estate partners, our company is well poised to assist your business with distribution options in Des Moines. Contact us today to get started.

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