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A high-speed broadband technician in northwest Arkansas connects one of OzarksGo’s 35,000 customers.
Construction / Government & Politics

OzarksGo Continues On, Other Broadband Projects Paused

A number of broadband projects statewide were paused last month by the arrival of Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ administration at the Capitol. read more >
Steve Bandy, general manager of OzarksGo in Fayetteville, has been a major planner in Diamond State Networks.

OzarksGo Connects 35,000th Customer to Fiber Network

The Fayetteville-based cooperative’s subsidiary connected its first customer in 2017. read more >
Education / Real Estate

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 >
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).
Education / Energy

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.
Government & Politics

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.
Construction / Energy / Nonprofits / Public Companies

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.
Business Services / Construction / Energy / Investments / Public Companies

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 >
Ed Drilling, the president of AT&T Arkansas, says “everybody is wanting more and more bandwidth.”
Construction / Media & Marketing / Small Business / Transportation

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 >