The Arkansas Legislative Council approved a contract for the Broadband Development Group to create a master plan for broadband development to ensure all residents, regardless of location, have coverage. Currently, the group is gathering data to assess the state’s needs. The group will submit a report with their research and recommendations in April. This report will not only help guide the state in directing federal funds but will also assist members of the General Assembly in determining legislation needed to ensure Arkansans have affordable access in years to come.
The City of Mountain Home is hosting a Community Broadband Meeting today at 5:30 at The Sheid.
Help us assess our state’s current needs by completing the brief survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/arbroadband or use your smart phone to follow the QR code at the top of the survey page to take the survey online. You can also email the survey to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At these meetings, the group is hearing from small business owners, students, teachers, farmers and others about what their needs for broadband are and what obstacles they are encountering. We encourage you to attend the meeting on January 31st.