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AT&T Names New Arkansas President

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/4/2018 3:24 pm

AT&T announced Monday that Ronald (Ronnie) Dedman has been named president of AT&T Arkansas. He will lead all of the company's external, government and public affairs efforts in the state.

Governor Approves State's Participation in Emergency Communication System

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/13/2017 3:17 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday announced that Arkansas will opt in to the First Responder Network Authority and AT&T plan to deliver a wireless broadband network to the state’s public safety community.

Governor's Data Analytics Commission Holds First Meeting

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/31/2017 1:12 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson kicks off the first meeting of his new Blue Ribbon Commission to Report on the Economic Competitiveness of Computing and Data Analytics in Arkansas.

Governor Appoints Arkansas CEOs to Study State's Computer, Data Sector

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2017 10:19 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson forms a blue ribbon commission to study how to grow the state's computer science and data analytics sector. The 19-member commission is co-chaired by Acxiom Corp. founder Charles Morgan and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston.

Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 10/17/2016 12:00 am

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months.

Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

by Marty Cook 7/18/2016 12:00 am

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area’s infrastructure.

AT&T Plans New Broadband Product, Touts $1B Investment Since 2012

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 5/13/2016 11:31 am

AT&T of Dallas says it has invested more than $1 billion in Arkansas wireless and wireless networks since 2012 and plans to introduce a new product, fixed wireless broadband.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Technology & Telecom

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A technology and telecom resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

AT&T Creating 75 Jobs in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/30/2015 10:54 am

AT&T announced Friday that it is creating 75 new jobs in Arkansas, primarily call center, retail sales and technician positions.

Henderson State Receives $771K from AT&T for Prep Academy

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/29/2014 11:46 am

Henderson State University has received $771,000 from AT&T to help expand its Southwest Arkansas College Preparatory Academy.

Red Jacket Ball

by Staff 8/1/2014 12:01 am

City Year's annual Red Jacket Ball was held at the Statehouse Convention Center and honored Ed Drilling, president of AT&T Arkansas, with the Lifetime of Service Award. More than 500 citizens, business leaders, community leaders and City Year corps members attended the event.

Sports Venues Confront Fans’ Use of Wireless

by Chris Bahn 7/29/2013 12:00 am

Use of wireless devices is increasing in sports venues where customers are sharing photos of their experience with their friends, searching for statistics and, in essence, giving a digital high-five to others at the venue.

Beebe Said To Appoint Task Force 'FASTER Arkansas' With Plans for Broadband Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/15/2013 12:00 am

Last Wednesday, Gov. Mike Beebe met with scores of representatives — the number we heard was 70 — of Internet service providers, large and small, from all over the state. The subject: broadband access, or lack thereof.

From the State Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board Ed Drilling

by Ed Drilling 7/25/2011 12:00 am

I would like to salute all of the graduates of the 2011 Leadership Arkansas program. It gives me great pleasure to know that there are so many Arkansans who are dedicated to ensuring that Arkansas is a great place to live and work. Your commitment to public service, leadership and economic development should be applauded.