LITTLE ROCK, Ark — Electrical cooperatives and their subsidiaries are actually eligible to use for an Arkansas Rural Join (ARC) grant to construct out broadband in rural Arkansas, the Arkansas Division of Commerce introduced Friday (Sept. 4).
The Arkansas Legislative Council govt subcommittee accepted the change outlined in a supplemental emergency ARC rule this week. The accepted rule additionally offers additional flexibility to the brink that requires 500 inhabitants and retail clients.
“Now greater than ever we see the necessity to totally join Arkansas and remove the digital divide,” Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston stated in an announcement. “I’m appreciative of the Arkansas Legislature for passing guidelines this week that may take away limitations and permit extra flexibility for grant candidates.”