The Arkansas Department of Commerce has approved the first grant under the Arkansas Rural Connect (ARC) program. A grant in the amount of $1,568,750.25 has been awarded to Fairfield Bay in partnership with Arkansas Telephone Company. The two companies will work to complete a broadband project that will deliver fiber-optic connections to homes in Fairfield Bay, Arkansas. The Arkansas Department of Commerce has received $19.3 million in CARES Act funds for ARC grants.
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