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Rural Electric Company Explores Broadband Expansion


By Tammy Moore Teague
United States Representative for District 4, Bruce Westerman, spoke at a meeting for Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative employees on Monday. He was there to highlight benefits of the 2018 Farm Bill, which is still in legislation. The bill, he explained, would provide jobs and much needed technology in rural areas.
Additionally, the bill would provide 150 million dollars each for loans and grants to develop the rural broadband service. Ozarks’ Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative spokesman, Greg Davis, indicated the company has done two feasibility studies and is currently reviewing those before deciding if the company would move forward.

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