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USDA Awards $16.9M for Broadband Project in Phillips County

The money is a portion of $700 million in grants and loans announced Monday for high-speed internet projects in rural areas of 22 states. read more >

State Launches Campaign to Expand Internet Access For All Using $1B GrantLock Icon

With over $1B from the BEAD program, Arkansas stands to build out internet infrastructure in rural areas and finally close the state’s digital divide. read more >
Construction

Arkansas Receives $1B Grant for Statewide Internet Access

The Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment funding will be used to deploy or upgrade broadband networks to ensure that everyone has access to reliable, affordable, high-speed internet service. read more >
Kenny Gunderman
Public Companies / Real Estate

Uniti Reports Rising Profit in Q4, $8M Loss for Full Year

The company also reported another writedown in the value of its fiber segment, this time for $24.5 million. read more >
Ritter Communications CEO Alan Morse speaks at the one-year anniversary of the company's $8 million data storage center on Oct. 14, 2021.
Construction

Ritter Builds Out Fiber to Ripley, Tennessee

The broadband fiber, telecom, cloud and data center services company now serves 123 communities and 47,000 customers. read more >
A technician installs fiber optic cables. Little River County, Arkansas has received a $2 million federal grant to build fiber optic cable lines to support broadband infrastructure. 
Construction / Government & Politics

$53M in Broadband Grant Money Flowing Again

Eight projects had been on hold after the governor abolished a steering committee for the funds. read more >
Doug Maglothin, CEO of Diamond State Networks
Energy

Diamond State Networks Names Doug Maglothin CEO

Maglothin was previously partner and chief strategy officer for Leverage Broadband Strategies, a telecommunications consulting firm. read more >
Delta Airlines
Transportation

Delta Says Free Wi-Fi Coming to Many US Flights Next Month

It plans to expand free Wi-Fi to international and Delta Connection flights by the end of 2024. The service will use equipment from Viasat, a U.S.-based satellite broadband provider. read more >
Construction / Public Companies

Uniti Signs Deal for Dark Fiber Connectivity in 12 Cities

The company said its agreement with a "large global internet provider" is one of the biggest in company history. read more >
A sign welcoming visitors to Jackson, Missouri
Construction

Ritter Extends Broadband Reach to Jackson, Missouri

The self-funded investment will “benefit businesses and schools in the Jackson community,” a Ritter news release said. read more >
From left: Jane Marie Woodruff, Tony McKay and Heather Terry

Ritter Communications Promotes 3 to VP Positions

CEO Alan Morse said Jane Marie Woodruff, Tony McKay and Heather Terry deserved the new positions because of their “significant contributions to the growing success of the company.” read more >
Construction

Kinetic Awarded $35M to Build Out Fiber in Georgia

The funds are provided through the state's Capital Projects Fund Grant Program, which allocates federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act. read more >
Steve Bandy, general manager of OzarksGo in Fayetteville, has been a major planner in Diamond State Networks.
Construction

OzarksGo Connects 35,000th Customer to Fiber Network

The Fayetteville-based cooperative’s subsidiary connected its first customer in 2017. read more >
The water tower in Union City, Tennessee. Ritter Communications announced in December that it had expanded fiber services to the area.
Business Services

Ritter Communications Expands Service Area in West Tennessee

The $1.5 million project brought fiber internet to Union City. read more >
Government & Politics / Nonprofits

State Partners With Nonprofit to Continue Broadband Push

A key component of the agreement will be developing statewide programs to overcome barriers to enrollment in a federal broadband benefit program. read more >
Ritter Communications technician Tony Harris inspects upgraded service line

Ritter Completes $12.5M Fiber Upgrade for Rural Communities

The upgrade delivers 1-gigabit internet to nearly 24,000 residential customers in 45 communities. read more >
Kenny Gunderman
Public Companies / Real Estate

Uniti Writes Down Goodwill Value, Posts $156M Loss in Q3

The write-down in the Uniti Fiber segment was "driven by an increase in the macro interest rate environment." read more >
A technician installs fiber optic cables. Little River County, Arkansas has received a $2 million federal grant to build fiber optic cable lines to support broadband infrastructure. 
Construction

USDA Awards $18M for Rural Arkansas Broadband Projects

The funds are a portion of $759 million in grants and loans the USDA is providing to enable rural communities to access high-speed internet. read more >
Real Estate

Poor, Less White US Neighborhoods Get Worst Internet Deals

In many cases, the poorest and least white parts of a city only are offered service that's so slow it doesn't meet federal regulators' definition of broadband — and providers regularly charge the same amount for that service as they do for their fastest speeds in other neighborhoods. read more >
Drew Smith of Windstream in Little Rock
Business Services

Drew Smith Named CFO of Windstream

Smith joined the company in 2008 and had been serving as executive vice president of financial planning and treasurer. read more >