Ritter Communications deploys XGS-PON in Texarkana

June 15, 2020
The new services, the result of a $16 million investment, will launch to business customers in zones beginning in July.

Regional services provider Ritter Communications says it has completed deployment of a fiber-optic network that will enable the delivery of XGS-PON based broadband services to business customers in Texarkana, AR, and Texarkana, TX. The new services, the result of a $16 million investment, will launch to business customers in zones beginning in July.

The deployment combined a pair of initiatives that launched earlier this year. Ritter Communications invested $12 million in a transport route along I-30 to get fiber service to Texarkana. The service provider spent another $4 million to build out fiber in the market. With the fiber and XGS-PON infrastructure in place, Ritter plans to offer internet, voice, cloud, networking, and television services to business customers.

“We are excited to bring the most robust and affordable internet solutions to the Texarkana market. Ritter Communications is known for having the fastest speeds, greatest capacity, and reliability, with secure connections, and we will be delivering that to Texarkana with our signature exceptional customer experience,” said Alan Morse, Ritter Communications CEO. “With fiber services utilizing signals that travel at the speed of light, Ritter Communications is redefining high-speed connectivity for businesses in the Texarkana region. We are a local company, and our Right by You pledge translates into superior service and solutions in every community we serve, giving our customers and their businesses a competitive edge.”

“We live in a world where a high-speed, dependable connection is a must to maintain a successful business. Our business community understands the necessity of communication. We are happy to welcome Ritter Communications to our business community,” added Mike Malone, Texarkana Chamber of Commerce president. “We are thrilled with their investment in the Texarkana area and their strong contribution to the Chamber Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery relief program.”

Ritter Communications donated $25,000 to the Texarkana Regional Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s COVID-19 Small Business Support Program. The company, headquartered in Jonesboro, AR, serves 92 communities in the region across four states.

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