Corporate Sponsors

We have two Sponsors to spotlight this month! We would like to thank both MidAmerican Energy and NEXTLink for their generous support.

Sponsor Spotlight: MidAmerican Energy

MidAmerican Energy Company, headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, serves 804,000 electric customers in Iowa, Illinois and South Dakota, and 781,000 natural gas customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota. 

Approximately 1,000 employees in Eastern Iowa and the Quad Cities area are always excited to help students reach their full potential.

MidAmerican Energy Company contributes to communities through employee volunteers, partnerships with local organizations, donations and more. Its corporate citizen program, CARES, supports Education/STEM as well as other community-based initiatives. The future of our region’s economy and prosperity lies in our students and their classrooms. Two programs for youth supported by MidAmerican are Junior Achievement and FIRST Tech Challenge.

QCESC would like to thank MidAmerican Energy Company for being a generous sponsor.

Information about MidAmerican Energy and its CARES program is available at and company social media channels.

Sponsor Spotlight: NEXTLink

Nextlink is an internet service provider delivering high-speed internet and voice services throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Iowa & Illinois to residential, business, K-12, libraries, rural Healthcare, higher learning, & governmental agencies. We use fixed wireless and fiber-optic technology to deliver voice and data services to the under-served enterprise, commercial, and residential markets within the states we serve.

Nextlink, headquartered in Texas with 965 employees, has a local office in Bettendorf with 30 employees.

Through integrity, accountability, passion, and a focus on success, Nextlink is a company that honors commitments, provides solutions, and strives for the highest quality of customer satisfaction. Nextlink’s competitive differentiation, within both wireline and wireless, in the rural and semi-rural markets in which it serves is relatively simple: offer higher speed plans, better quality of service, and an intense focus on the customer service experience.

QCESC would like to thank NextLink for its generous sponsorship.

Since initiating operations in the fall of 2012 in Weatherford, Texas, Nextlink Internet has experienced radical, organic growth and has become one of the largest wireless internet service providers in the nation. Currently, Nextlink ranks as the 6th largest fixed wireless provider in the United States.

Key reasons for Nextlink’s growth include its investment in its network and continued focus on maintaining its customer-to-access-point ratio. We employ a Network Operations staff 24/7 that constantly monitors tower utilization to prevent oversaturation. In addition, Nextlink has a robust, active tower construction strategy designed to meet the needs of the ever-growing subscriber base. Given the intense demand for our services, we invest heavily in our staff as we grow so that we are never understaffed.For more information about NextLink, please visit the website