DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad says the state will reject bids for the Iowa Communications Network.

Branstad said Wednesday that the bids for the statewide fiber-optic network do not reflect the value of the system. Both bids came from the West Des Moines-based Iowa Network Services.

The Iowa Telecommunications and Technology Commission voted earlier this summer to reject the bids.

The network provides phone, video, data and Internet services to schools, hospitals, libraries and government agencies across the state. It is an independent agency within the state government.

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