Ritter Communications is up and running in Fayetteville, the company announced Friday.
The Jonesboro-based broadband provider revealed in April that it was investing $28 million into Northwest Arkansas expansion. This week, its first Fayetteville business customers were connected to the company’s 100-percent fiber, high-speed internet services. Services will become available incrementally to Fayetteville businesses as fiber “build zones” are completed over the next 12 months, according to a press release.
In the last three years, Ritter has invested $150 million to bring high-speed internet service to 18 previously underserved communities in Arkansas including Pine Bluff, Morrilton and Lonoke.
“Fayetteville is thrilled to welcome Ritter Communications as our new neighbor and chamber member. We know Ritter Communications is bringing Fayetteville businesses highly-advanced, state-of-the-art broadband services,” said Steve Cox, CEO and president of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. “We are eager to see the opportunity the new internet solutions bring our business community.”
To celebrate the Northwest Arkansas launch, Ritter announced that it is donating $50,000 to fund improvements along the Razorback Regional Greenway, a popular 40-mile long biking and walking trail connecting many of the communities in the region.
“Ritter Communications is proud to bring the most advanced, reliable, high-speed internet services to Fayetteville’s business community. Our fast fiber connectivity services will give Fayetteville businesses another competitive edge,” said Ritter Communications CEO Alan Morse in a statement. “Access to fast, 100-percent fiber internet is a necessity for successful business operations. Ritter Communications is committed to providing our customers with the latest fiber technology alongside an unmatched customer experience.”
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