Arkansas Democrat Gazette

Internet step feared to miss target in Arkansas; shift to cities in rural-broadband plan dismays lawmakers

State lawmakers unanimously voted in February to create a structure to use state grant funds to expand high-speed internet to Arkansas' farthest flung areas, but the program spawned by that law, as now proposed, would do the opposite, about a dozen legislators said. Local government officials, internet companies and other stakeholders had near-universal praise for Gov.