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Ritter Invests $1.8M in Fiber Project for Walnut Ridge, Hoxie

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Ritter Communications of Jonesboro has invested $1.8 million to run high-speed fiber communications to neighborhoods in Walnut Ridge and Hoxie.

The company, which calls itself the largest privately held telecommunications business exclusively serving the Midsouth, has aggressively expanded the reach of its RightFiber service in Arkansas and neighboring states recently, offering fast residential internet, 100% fiber-optic technology and speeds of up to 5 gigabytes.

Ritter CEO Alan Morse said the company is proud to serve its neighbors in Walnut Ridge and Hoxie, only about 25 miles from Jonesboro. “Our future-proof network ensures gig-speed access for residents, keeping them connected to what matters most.”

Walnut Ridge Mayor Charles Snapp and Hoxie Mayor Dennis Coggins praised the expansion. Hoxie is immediately south of Walnut Ridge in Lawrence County.

Snapp said in a news release that  the new connectivity will help Walnut Ridge “continue to grow and thrive as a community where anyone can live, work and play.” He said the future demands reliable internet connections.

Coggins called RightFiber a welcome addition in Hoxie. “The impressive internet … will improve access to essential services our residents need for their homes and families,” he said in the release.

The company will be reaching out to residents in neighborhoods where its service is becoming available, using door tags, mail, yard signs and door-to-door visits, Ritter said.

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