USDA Invests $86 Million in Rural Broadband Service in Eight States

The following was a press release issued by the USDA on June 24, 2020 WASHINGTON, June 24, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $86 million in rural broadband service(PDF, 110 KB) for 17,000 people and businesses in eight states. “Access to high-speed broadband internet, or e-Connectivity, is a cornerstone of prosperity anywhere, …

Arkansas Governor Releases State Broadband Plan, Goal for Rural Connectivity in Four Years

The following release was issued on Gov. Hutchinson’s website on May 15, 2019  25 Mbps/3 Mbps broadband to all population centers over 500 by 2022 LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the Arkansas State Broadband Plan, which sets a goal to deploy high-speed broadband to all Arkansas communities with more than 500 residents by 2022. The high-speed broadband would have …

Arkansas Senators Support Broadband Measure

Published by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on February 13, 2019 A bill that would halt the prohibition on municipalities providing broadband service zipped through the Senate on Tuesday. The Senate voted 35-0 to send Senate Bill 150 by Sen. Breanne Davis, R-Russellville, to the House for further action. The bill would amend the Telecommunications Regulatory Reform Act of 2013 and …