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[27 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,197 views]
Week in Review (March 21-27)

It’s been a heck of a week on a number of levels here in Arkansas.
For one thing, that pesky winter returned in full force about the middle of the week. Indeed, our 70-degree, sunny days were replaced by near-freezing temperatures and nasty rain by the weekend.
For another, the question a heck of a lot of us Arkansans wanted to know was answered this week — who will replace deposed Razorbacks Basketball Coach John Pelphrey? Also, we had the state Legislature going about its business of annoying us with new laws. …

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[26 Mar 2011 | One Comment | 2,456 views]
Survey says 68 percent of Arkansans now have high speed Internet access

According to a survey released by Connect-Arkansas.org shows that 68 percent of Arkansans have access to high speed Internet at home or work and that 30 percent of us here in the Natural State use our cell phones or other mobile devices to access the Internet.
The survey findings are noteworthy in that only 42 percent of Arkansans had access to high speed Internet at home or work. Furthermore, a Federal Communications Committee (FCC) conducted last summer revealed that 67 percent of Americans had access to broadband Internet at home or …

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[18 Aug 2010 | 4 Comments | 1,508 views]
Health care, ed to benefit from $102 million broadband grant

Spending from the grant will include:
• $28 million to construct fiber optic network routes to serve community colleges
• $22 million for telemedicine equipment for hospitals, clinics and home health sites
• $5 million for network equipment for community colleges
• $24 million for connectivity lease charges for participating sites
• $23 million for network infrastructure

LITTLE ROCK–A major grant announced Wednesday in Little Rock will benefit public entities across the state by expanding the broadband capabilities.
The $102 million grant, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program …