Ritter Communications puts $12M into 100% fiber internet for Arkansas River Valley

July 29, 2021
"Ritter Communications looks forward to bringing our 100% fiber, state-of-the-art broadband internet services to the River Valley business community,” said Ritter's CEO, Alan Morse.

Ritter Communications, a regional broadband provider headquartered in Jonesboro, Arkansas, on July 27 announced it is investing $12 million to bring 100% fiber internet services and advanced cloud capabilities to businesses in the Arkansas River Valley region.

According to a Ritter statement, four River Valley markets will be newly fiber-connected, beginning with Alma and Ozark in August; Fort Smith in the fourth quarter; and Van Buren in the first quarter of 2022.

As planning for the River Valley region continues, the company said construction is underway in Fort Smith. Company crews will be working in the area through the summer. Fort Smith businesses will be connected by zone beginning in late fall.

Meanwhile, to celebrate the arrival of services in Alma and Ozark, Ritter Communications is contributing $5,000 to the Morgan Nick Foundation.

“The Morgan Nick Foundation is grateful for the generous donation from Ritter Communications. We thank them for contributing to a cause that is so important to us,” said Colleen Nick, CEO and founder of the Morgan Nick Foundation. “The $5,000 donation will help us continue our efforts to protect the innocent by educating our communities on child safety, and empowering our children with essential safety knowledge and skills.”

Serving over 100 communities in its region across four states, Ritter Communications notes it delivers a range of telecommunications services, offering business customers broadband speeds up to 10 gigabits per second via its footprint of 100% fiber connectivity.

New business customers also have access to the new Ritter Communications Data Technology Center, which is equipped with a local customer support team to assist with all services, eliminating the need for third-party technical support.

"Access to quality broadband internet is a must-have for all Arkansas businesses,” concluded Ritter Communications CEO Alan Morse. "Our highly-advanced internet services utilize the latest technology to provide rural communities with the most reliable and affordable broadband connectivity. As we continue our efforts to close the digital gap in Arkansas, Ritter Communications looks forward to bringing our 100% fiber, state-of-the-art broadband internet services to the River Valley business community.”

Learn more at www.RitterCommunications.com.

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