Arkansas to receive millions from treasury to help expand broadband access
By Lydia Fielder
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —The Department of the Treasury awarded Arkansas $47.5 million of funding to help provide high-speed internet to locations that lack access to adequate service.
The money will connect an estimated 5,500 homes and businesses in Arkansas to better broadband, according to a release from the Treasury Department.
The money comes from the American Rescue Plan's Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CPF). It will then be allocated through the Arkansas Rural Connect (ARC) grant program. The state set up ARC several years ago to help close the digital divide between rural and urban areas. Read more.