Several Area Companies Awarded Broadband Grants from Arkansas Rural Connect

    Several area companies have been awarded broadband grants from Arkansas Rural Connect (ARC), a program designed to expand the footprint of broadband in Arkansas.

    Among the companies in the region getting grant awards as listed by the Arkansas Department of Commerce Website:

    Round 1
    NATCO of Boone County for $2,923,361 
    Berryville of Carroll County for $207,121

    Round 2A
    NATCO of Marion County for $1,100,000

    Round 2B
    Madison County Telco of Aurora for $1,794,386
    Madison County Telco of Kingston for $2,944,836
    Windstream of Carroll County for $4,867,453 
    Windstream of Searcy County for $6,383,106

    The ARC program provides funding to assist in the deployment or improvement of broadband infrastructure into unserved or improvement to underserved communities.

    (Story from KTLO)

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