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Have Fiber, Will Connect, Co-ops Say

Increasing access to broadband is the mission of a $1.66 billion project in Arkansas. read more >
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13 Electric Co-Ops Announce $1.6B Plan to Form New Broadband Provider

The organization, called Diamond State Networks, would provide access to more than 1.25 million rural Arkansans. read more >
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Multi-Industry Solar Park Operating in Fayetteville

Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Today’s Power Inc. of North Little Rock dedicated a 2.7-megawatt solar energy plant in Lincoln on Friday. read more >
Johnson Controls, with a $13 million project pending for Greenbrier schools, also partnered with Seal Solar in the project above for Washington County, which came online last year.
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Schools Go Solar: Sun Lights Path from High School to JobsLock Icon

Johnson Controls of Little Rock and Greenbrier schools are on the cusp of a $13 million project to give the district Arkansas’ largest public entity-owned solar plant, new energy efficiency systems and “the cherry on top,” a high school pipeline to solar industry jobs. read more >
The cities of Springdale and Lincoln, along with Elkins and Lincoln Public Schools and OzarksGo, were represented Friday at a solar array construction site near Lincoln (Washington County).
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Lincoln Solar Project Partners Cities, Schools, Co-Op Subsidiary

Ozarks Electric Cooperative of Fayetteville and Today’s Power Inc. broke ground Friday on a 2.7-Mw solar power station that will power two northwest Arkansas cities, two school districts and the cooperative’s telecommunications subsidiary, OzarksGo. read more >
Matt Bell, partner in Entegrity of Little Rock, foresees more distributed generation of electric power in the future, and expects a boom in solar projects to continue across Arkansas.
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COVID Relief Deal Bolsters Sun Power; Ozarks Electric Announces ‘Solar Park’

Solar power contractors in Arkansas are calling tax incentives and other provisions of the $900 billion COVID-19 relief plan a boost for the renewable power industry. read more >
Mark Cayce is the general manager of Ouachita Electric Cooperative in Camden. OEC and South Arkansas Telephone company have teamed up to help provide high-speed internet in rural south Arkansas were in many places, dial-up is the only option.
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Six Arkansas Electric Co-Ops Stringing Broadband

Six electric cooperatives in Arkansas are bringing high-speed broadband internet access to thousands of their members and plan to offer it to all of their members within the next four to six years. read more >
Mark Lundy of South Arkansas Telephone Co. and Mark Cayce of Ouachita Electric Cooperative have teamed up to offer broadband to customers in their market.
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Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months. read more >
On a peak day in August, this solar array in East Camden supplied 12 megawatts of power for Ouachita Electric Cooperative Corp.
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Solar Power On the Rise in Arkansas

There’s nothing new under the sun? A quick glance around Arkansas, where solar power projects are popping up all over, shows just the opposite. read more >
Ed Drilling, the president of AT&T Arkansas, says “everybody is wanting more and more bandwidth.”
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Internet In Northwest Arkansas Feeling Stress

No one is complaining about the population and economic growth in northwest Arkansas, but all that growth is putting strains on the area’s infrastructure. read more >

Today’s Power to Provide Solar Array for Ozarks Electric Cooperative

Today's Power Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. of Little Rock, said Friday that it reached an agreement to provide a one-megawatt AC solar array for Ozarks Electric Cooperative of Fayetteville. read more >
Solar panels similar to these will be installed at an 81-megawatt facility in Arkansas County if Entergy Arkansas receives approval for the project.
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Arkansas Solar Projects Get Turn in Limelight

Utilities around the state are turning to solar energy-generation projects as the cost of wrangling the sun’s rays becomes more economical. read more >