Ritter Communications is making a significant investment in Northwest Arkansas.
The Jonesboro-based broadband provider is investing $28 million to bring its fiber internet services and cloud solutions to the northwest region of the state. This investment will primarily affect businesses in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Lowell, Rogers and Springdale.
“Ritter Communications knows that access to fast, reliable broadband internet is a necessity for successful business operations, and we are ready to meet that demand in the Northwest Arkansas business community,” Ritter Communications CEO Alan Morse said in a statement. “With signals that travel at the speed of light, our 100% fiber high-speed internet connectivity will give Springdale, Lowell, Fayetteville, Rogers and Bentonville businesses another competitive edge. As a local Arkansas company with a new regional office presence in Rogers, Ritter Communications is bringing our Right by You pledge to NWA. That pledge purposefully has a double meaning; first, we are committed to operating as a local company right in your neighborhood and supporting your communities, and second, that we always strive to do the right thing for our customers as we deliver the most advanced, reliable services alongside an unmatched customer experience.”
Ritter began the process of expanding to Northwest Arkansas in July 2020
This is the latest investment that Ritter has announced in recent months. Over the past two years, the company has invested approximately $60 million in bringing broadband to 18 Arkansas communities.
Most recently, Ritter announced its expansion to Morrilton, as part of a $4 million expansion effort, which is also bringing broadband to Augusta, Bald Knob and Lonoke.
With this expansion, Ritter will be offering Northwest Arkansas businesses XGS-PON fiber service, capable of delivering 10 gigabits per second of fiber connectivity.
Ritter also donated $50,000 to support improvements along the Razorback Regional Greenway.