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Nathan Smith, who  oversees the Arkansas State Broadband Office, decries the state’s ranking in broadband access.
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Digital Divide: Virus Spotlights Arkansas’ Broadband DeficitLock Icon

The coronavirus pandemic, which has pushed much of daily living online, highlights Arkansas’ status as a laggard in broadband deployment and illustrates the digital divide between broadband haves and have-nots. read more >
Alan Morse
Business Services / Construction / Investments / Small Business

Ritter Invests $16M in Texarkana’s Internet Infrastructure

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro has invested $16 million in bringing state-of-the-art communications technology and advanced business products and services to Texarkana, Arkansas, and Texarkana, Texas. read more >
Alan Morse
Banking & Finance / Business Services

Grain Management Completes Deal for Stake in Ritter

Grain Management of Washington, together with E. Ritter and Co., announced Friday that it has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in Ritter Communications. read more >
Business Services / Government & Politics

After Hot Springs, Ritter Communications Plugs Into Harrison

Broadband provider Ritter Communications of Jonesboro is broadening its footprint again, introducing business services in Harrison that recently made their debut in Hot Springs. read more >
Alan Morse
Business Services / Tourism

Ritter’s First Hot Springs Broadband Customer? Oaklawn

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro has hooked a big fish as its first client to an advanced business and broadband service in Hot Springs: Oaklawn Racing Casino Resort. read more >
The data center will include a data operations center and offer data security and privacy certifications, advanced business services and cloud solutions.
Investments

Grain Management to Acquire Majority Stake in Ritter Communications

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro says that Grain Management, a private equity company, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in the business as Ritter looks to expand. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry

Ritter Communications Seeks Partner in Continued Growth Push

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro is looking for a partner, not a buyer. Responding to a Wall Street Journal article, officials of the family-owned, regional broadband provider said that at this time the company is seeking investment partners only. read more >
The 8,882-SF Ritter Communications Data Technology Center is billed as the first of its kind in the Mid-South.
Business Services / Construction

Ritter Extends Reach with $8M Data Center in Jonesboro

Ritter Communications celebrates the start of construction on its $8 million, 8,882-SF cloud and data storage facility in Jonesboro. read more >
Business Services / Small Business

Ritter Communications Announces $7M Hot Springs Project

Ritter Communications of Jonesboro, the state’s largest locally-owned broadband provider, on Friday announced a $7 million infrastructure project to underpin a high-tech communications and business services system in Hot Springs. read more >
The Garage, at 219 South Church Street, is a maker and co-working space that's part of the A-State Innovation System.
Education / Investments / Manufacturing / Small Business

Governor, Business Mark Phase One of A-State Innovation System

Regional business leaders, government officials and Arkansas State University employees gathered in downtown Jonesboro this week to launch the Garage, the first phase of A-State Innovation System. read more >
Real Estate

Ritter Communications to Open First LR Office at Tech Park

The Little Rock Technology Park says Ritter Communications of Jonesboro has signed a five-year lease for its new facility, set to open in downtown Little Rock in March. read more >