Ritter Communications of Jonesboro, continuing its multistate build-out of fiber-optics, announced Monday that it has completed a $900,000 project to extend fast telecom and cloud services to businesses in Ripley, Tennessee.
Ritter, the largest privately held telecom company exclusively serving the Mid-South, recently announced a similar project in Missouri. The broadband fiber, telecom, cloud and data center services company now serves 123 communities and 47,000 customers in Arkansas, Texas, Missouri and Tennessee, according to a Ritter news release.
Ripley is a town of about 8,500 in northwest Tennessee’s Lauderdale County, south of Dyersburg.
Ritter Communications CEO Alan Morse said his team was proud to support local businesses there, large and small. “We understand the essential need for high-quality telecom services to function in today’s digitally driven world, Morse said in the release. “Our solutions will help Ripley continue to grow and thrive by providing the community with vital services that have previously been inaccessible.”
Ritter Communications has brought XGS-PON technology, a system that uses 100% fiber connectivity to power businesses with web speeds up to 100 gigabits per second. In addition, customers have access to the Ritter Communications Data Technology Center, a highly secure facility equipped with local customer support teams, cloud computing expertise and data servers.
Susan Worlds, executive director of the Lauderdale Chamber of said Ritter’s services will “fill a gap that, until now, has persisted in our community.”
Construction of this project was completed in December, and Ritter has been signing up local businesses for its services.