The Saline County government needs residents to take an online survey that could help to reach more areas of the county with fast internet speeds. (Scroll to the end to click to the survey.)
Last year, Governor Hutchinson launched the Arkansas Rural Connect (ARC) grant program designed to expand the broadband footprint in rural Arkansas communities. County Judge Jeff Arey stated that the program will distribute at least $4.7 million in grants to partnerships between local governments and internet service providers to pursue this goal.
Over the last few months, Saline County has been in discussions with internet service providers in hopes of finding a willing partner to help provide broadband to areas that lack that reliable, high-speed connection. One possible provider, Aristotle Unified Communication (AUC) is a broadband internet service and voice-over IP phone system provider with headquarters in Little Rock. AUC is considering the expansion of its broadband network to include more communities in Saline County.
TAKE THE SURVEY
The Saline County Judge’s office has created an online survey to find the areas of the county that are most in need of better broadband internet services.
Saline County Government and Aristotle Unified Communication are working together in finding opportunities to expand broadband access in Saline County. Many parts of the County are underserved when it comes to having sufficient broadband internet access. Saline County is asking for your help in locating underserved areas. By filling out this survey, you are not committing to purchasing any services. Personal information will be kept confidential and will not be disclosed. Click on the link below to access the survey…