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Windstream beginning seven rural broadband projects using public-private partnerships


The $63.5 million fiber projects are being funded by $46.3 million in state grants.


By Steve Brawner
Talk Business & Politics

Windstream will begin construction this month on the first of seven fiber broadband expansion projects that will deliver gigabit-speed internet service to more than 15,100 rural households and small businesses in seven Arkansas counties, the company announced Tuesday (Sept. 7) at Sheridan High School.

The $63.5 million fiber projects are being funded by $46.3 million in state grants administered by the Arkansas Rural Connect Broadband Program. The money came from the federal American Rescue Plan Act. Windstream is investing $17.2 million. READ MORE.

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