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Make Your Voice Heard (Editorial)

The State Broadband Office is taking public comment on broadband needs in Arkansas. read more >
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Lost Generation: Solar Power Shines Bright as Coal Plants Prepare to RetireLock Icon

New solar plants will help offset the loss of the two coal plants, which are set to close in 2028 and 2030. read more >
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ArDOT’s Funding for Roads and Bridges Increases by $500MLock Icon

Between the 2021 Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act and the state's efforts to allot more funding for roads and highways, ArDOT's funding for its projects is increasing by about $500 million per year. read more >
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Broadband Grant Formula Raises ConcernsLock Icon

A new proposed new state funding formula would route broadband grants only to internet service providers that can cover 25% of the upfront costs, possibly leaving out smaller providers. read more >
Construction / Government & Politics

State’s Broadband Focus Should Be 110,000 Homes in Grant Gap, Study Says

The households lack access to broadband with speeds adequate for learning and working. read more >
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Army Corps in Little Rock Gets Extra $169M for Navigation, Flood Control Projects

The amount adds to $203.5 million it received from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in January. read more >
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Cold Rings a Bell and Sounds an Alarm

Last year’s gas and grid shortcomings echoed this month: Instruments froze, output plunged, and burn-offs spewed greenhouse gases into the sky. read more >
Steven Porch (left), executive broadband manager for the Arkansas Rural Connect program, and Steve Boyster, deputy director of the Arkansas Department of Commerce Broadband Office.
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Broadband Efforts to Get $100M Boost

The state will receive $100 million in federal funding “right off the bat” for broadband deployment through the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act that President Joe Biden signed on Nov. 15. read more >
Evening rush hour traffic moves through the Interstate 30 Crossing construction zone in Little Rock on Nov. 23, 2021
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Infrastructure Deal Finally Gets Done

The windfall is expected to provide $3.6 billion for Arkansas roads and $278 million for bridge repair and replacement. read more >
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U.S. Senate Unveils $1T Infrastructure Bill

After much delay, senators unveiled a nearly $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package, wrapping up days of painstaking work on the inches-thick bill and launching what is certain to be a lengthy debate over President Joe Biden’s big priority. read more >