Voices of 100%: Arkansas City Advances its Energy Action Plan — Episode 112 of Local Energy Rules Podcast

Date: 9 Sep 2020 | posted in: Energy, Energy Self Reliant States | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

For this episode of the Voices of 100% series, host John Farrell speaks with Mayor Lioneld Jordan and Environmental Director Peter Nierengarten of Fayetteville, Arkansas about their 100% commitment.… Read More

Clarksville, Arkansas Plans Its First Home Connections in Hope of Supporting Local Economy

Date: 24 Mar 2020 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Residential broadband service is only the most recent evolution for Clarksville’s municipal fiber network, which already connects utility infrastructure as well as area businesses and community anchor institutions in the city of nearly 10,000. Home installations are due to start soon, depending on delays caused by the global Covid-19 outbreak.… Read More

Lack of Internet Access and Poor Policy Combine to Strip Arkansans of Medicaid

Date: 21 Sep 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

People in Arkansas who depend on Medicaid for healthcare typically don’t have the option to sign-up for affordable health insurance through their jobs. Sometimes they aren’t able to find full-time positions that offer healthcare or they don’t earn enough to afford the premiums in addition to covering life expenses for their families. With so many people offline, either because they can’t afford to pay for connectivity or because they live in areas where there is no connectivity, Arkansas seems like a poor choice for mandatory online reporting of anything, especially activity that dictates eligibility for Medicare. … Read More

Another Arkansas Cooperative Invests in High-Speed Internet

Date: 24 Aug 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Rural electric cooperatives in Arkansas are stepping up and making the investments to bring broadband connectivity to their members. We recently described plans taking shape from North Arkansas Electric Cooperative. This month, construction began in the northeast region on infrastructure that will provide both broadband access and improved smart grid technology in the eight counties of Craigshead Electric Cooperative Corporation (CECC).… Read More

Local Cooperative is Bringing Internet Access to Rural Arkansas

Date: 19 Jul 2018 | posted in: MuniNetworks | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Residents of northern Arkansas will soon be able to obtain high-speed Internet access through their local electric cooperative. North Arkansas Electric Cooperative (NAEC) recently received approval from its Board of Directors to expand its residential broadband pilot program, NEXT, Powered by NAEC. This expansion will bring Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) connectivity and one gigabit speeds to the co-op’s entire service area.

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