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Friday, August 16, 2013

Hearing hosted by Pryor

U.S. Senator Mark Pryor, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, will host a Commerce Field Hearing next Monday, August 19th to discuss the importance of broadband, wireless, and wired communication services to Arkansas families and businesses.

“High-speed Internet is no longer a luxury—it’s a necessity for businesses, students, and families in today’s global economy,” Pryor said. “Our state has stepped up when it comes to broadband deployment, but we need to continue the momentum. I’m looking forward to hearing directly from businesses and officials about how we can work together to connect Arkansans to the Internet and all the benefits that come with it.”

WHAT: “Connecting Urban and Rural America: The State of Communications on the Ground” Field Hearing

WHEN: Monday, August 19th at 9 a.m. CT

WHERE: Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, One Cooperative Way, Little Rock, Arkansas

Panelists will include Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, AT&T, Comcast, Century Link, Cox, AETN, Aristotle, South Arkansas Telephone Company, Ritter Communications, Windstream, SuddenLink, Cox, the Arkansas Broadcasting Association, Connect Arkansas, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission, UAMS, the Arkansas Farm Bureau, “Fast Access for Students, Teachers and Economic Results” (FASTER), and the Arkansas Research and Educational Optical Network (ARE-ON).

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