Arkansas to receive over $1B to expand broadband in state

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (June 26, 2023) – Today, the Arkansas Department of Commerce, along with Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders, announced that Arkansas will receive $1,024,303,993.86 from the Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) program administered by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The funds will be used […]

Arkansas State Broadband Office in Hempstead County

The Arkansas State Broadband Office continued it’s 75 county tour on Friday, February 17, 2023, in Hempstead County. State Representative Danny Watson and other community members gathered in Hope to discuss broadband availability, affordability and access. Original Article on

Monthly discounts for bills through the Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband they need for work, school, healthcare and more. The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to […]

Governor Hutchinson Announces the “Arkansas Rural Connect” Grant Program, $25 Million for Broadband Deployment

08.06.2019 Original Article Must provide broadband speed of 25 Mbps/3 Mbps; Town must have at least 500 residents to qualify LITTLE ROCK – Following his July 23 announcement establishing the Arkansas State Broadband Office, Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced “Arkansas Rural Connect,” a new $25 million grant program within the Arkansas State Broadband Office. Governor Hutchinson made the announcement […]