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Media Coverage | March 28, 2017

Ritter Communications Adds Two (Movers & Shakers)

Jason Palecek has been hired as a major account representative in enterprise sales at Ritter Communications in central Arkansas, and Bo Phillips was recently hired as director of sales in hosted services.

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News Stories | March 14, 2017

Ritter’s Tubetown To Provide Free Live Coverage of High School Baseball

Tubetown, Ritter’s local content and coverage channel, will offer live coverage of seven high school baseball games in Arkansas to its customers on Tubetown (channel 21), and three in West Tennessee on Tubetown (channel 11). Tubetown will also stream all of its broadcasts on YouTube Live.

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News Stories | March 9, 2017

Arkansas High School Basketball Finals To Air on Ritter’s Tubetown

Tubetown, the local content channel of Ritter Communications, is excited to announce it will carry live telecasts of all 14 Arkansas high school championship basketball games this weekend. The games begin Thursday and will air on Tubetown Channel 21 for Ritter TV customers.

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Media Coverage | March 8, 2017

American Cable Association Newsletter Featuring Ritter Communications St. Jude Cablethon

Ritter Communications helps raise $201,715 for the 37th Annual St. Jude Country Cares for Kids Radio and Cablethon.  Read More...

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News Stories | March 6, 2017

Radio/Cablethon Raises $201,715 to Benefit St. Jude

Ritter Communications is pleased to announce $201,715 was raised at the 37th Annual St. Jude Country Cares for Kids Radio and Cablethon Friday and Saturday, March 3 and 4, 2017 in Blytheville, Arkansas.  Read More...

Media Coverage | February 22, 2017

Annual St. Jude Radio/ Cablethon is March 3-4

Ritter Communications recently announced it will once again sponsor the annual Radio/Cablethon live on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4. Read More...

Media Coverage | March 1, 2017

Tech Park Building Opens

The Little Rock Tech Park officially opened to clients like Ritter Communications on March 1. Read More...

Media Coverage | February 24, 2017

37th Annual St. Jude Radio/Cablethon is March 3-4

Ritter is celebrating its tenth year of involvement with the event and will broadcast Saturday's Cablethon live from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on their local access channel, Tubetown. Read More...

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News Stories | February 20, 2017

Ritter Communications along with ESA and KHLS Announce 37th Annual St. Jude Radio/Cablethon

Ritter Communications is pleased to announce it will once again sponsor the annual Radio/Cablethon live from Blytheville, Ark. on Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4. Read More...

Media Coverage | February 21, 2017

Ritter Communications along with ESA and KHLS Announce 37th Annual St. Jude Radio/Cablethon

Ritter Communications will once again sponsor the annual Radio/Cablethon, benefiting St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis. Read More...

Media Coverage | February 24, 2017

Ritter Means Communication

Ritter Communications is proud to be your local internet, TV and phone provider in West Tennessee, and we recognize and welcome the responsibility that comes with being a local company. We live here, work here and invest here. That’s why we’re deeply committed to continuing our company’s longstanding traditions of service as we work to positively impact the people and... Read More...

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Media Coverage | January 26, 2017

Ritter Communications to Open First LR Office at Tech Park

The Little Rock Technology Park announced Thursday that Ritter Communications of Jonesboro has signed a five-year lease for its new facility, set to open in downtown Little Rock in March. Read More...

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News Stories | January 13, 2017

Willis Receives Ritter Communications 2016 Eagle Award

Ritter Communications recently announced that Joey Willis, a network engineer in the company’s Jonesboro office, is the 2016 recipient of the Larry B. Dinkins Eagle Award. Read More...

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Media Coverage | October 24, 2016

Bill Harrison, E. Ritter & Co (Large Private Company CFO of the Year Finalist)

Bill Harrison recalls being awakened at 11 p.m. on April 15 when he was 16 to pick up tax returns from his dad’s office and get them postmarked by midnight. That was what growing up in a family of accountants was like, he said. Read More...

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Media Coverage | October 24, 2016

Ritter Communications Invests in Onboard Training

Helping new employees fit in is considered the starting point of training, according to Leha Pemberton, director of training and development at Ritter Communications in Jonesboro. “If someone hasn’t assimilated into your culture, it doesn’t matter what kind of training you give them,” Pemberton said. “You want people to be excited about coming to work. You want people to feel... Read More...

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News Stories | August 17, 2016

Ritter Provides a Helping Hand to Cherry Valley Food Pantry

he Ernest and Anna Ritter Family Endowment Fund recently made a $30,000 donation to the Cherry Valley Food Pantry that will help the non-profit organization construct a new building to house its operations. Read More...

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News Stories | July 5, 2016

Ritter Communications Makes Contribution to A-State’s EARIS Project

Ritter Communications recently committed $266,000 in in-kind support to Arkansas State University to assist with the opening of the East Arkansas Regional Innovation System (EARIS), which will begin operating late this summer. Read More...

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Media Coverage | October 12, 2016

County purchases 24 laptops for high schools

More high school students will have access to computers after the Tipton County Commission announced the appropriation of $24,000 in grant money during its monthly meeting Monday night. Thanks to a grant from the Ritter Communications Foundation, the county will purchase 24 laptops to be used at Brighton, Covington and Munford high schools. SandStorm IT won the bid at $514 per... Read More...

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News Stories | September 27, 2016

Ernest & Anna Ritter Family Endowment Provides Technology Grant for Tipton County Schools

Tipton County Schools recently set a goal to increase post-secondary education participation among its graduates, and the Ernest & Anna Ritter Family Endowment is proud to partner with the district as they pursue their mark. Read More...

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Media Coverage | September 15, 2016

Innovation Spreads Wide in the Deep South

For more than 100 years, Ritter Communications (the same Ritter Steve Gleave hosted on the Telco Americana Podcast) has been a staple when it comes to providing communications services in northeastern Arkansas. Ritter was founded in 1906 and is headquartered in Jonesboro, Arkansas, the fifth most populous city in Arkansas and home of Arkansas State University. Jonesboro is... Read More...

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News Stories | August 29, 2016

Ernest & Anna Ritter Family Endowment Provides Gift to Complete Funding of ASU Mobile Media Production Unit

A $30,000 gift from the Ernest and Anna Ritter Family Endowment and E. Ritter & Company is supporting the creation of a mobile media production unit (MMPU) for Arkansas State University’s Media and Communication students. Read More...

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Media Coverage | August 27, 2016

Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame to Honor First Inductees

The Arkansas Women's Hall of Fame will celebrate its inaugural class of inductees at a ceremony Thursday evening at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Read More...

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Media Coverage | August 26, 2016

Ernest & Anna Ritter Family Endowment Provides Gift to Complete Funding of Mobile Media Production Unit

A $30,000 gift from the Ernest and Anna Ritter Family Endowment and E. Ritter & Company is supporting the creation of a mobile media production unit (MMPU) for Arkansas State University’s Media and Communication students. Read More...

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Media Coverage | August 20, 2016

Tyronza Senior Center to teach seniors computer skills with grant

Tyronza senior citizens will soon get help navigating the ever-changing landscape of technology thanks to a grant and high school volunteers. The Marion Bearden Tyronza Senior Center was recently awarded a $19,879 grant from the Earnest and Anna Ritter Family Endowment. This grant will be used for a program where EPC High School seniors will mentor senior citizens on how to... Read More...

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News Stories | August 18, 2016

You Can Now Watch Local High School Sports From Anywhere Through Ritter Communications

Tubetown, the local content and coverage channel of Ritter Communications, is proud to announce a new partnership with the National Federation of State High School Associations Network (NFHSN) that provides an online presence for high school sports broadcasts in west Tennessee and northeast Arkansas starting with the 2016 high school football season. Read More...

Ritter Goes All Digital

News Stories | July 25, 2016

All-Digital Conversion almost complete, Ritter officials say

Ritter Communications will soon complete its conversion to an all-digital television platform, and company officials say that the new technology will provide improved quality of service and new advantages for customers. Read More...

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News Stories | June 29, 2016

Ritter Communications Achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 Certification with Ciena Powered Network

Ritter Communications, an Arkansas-based communications provider, recently received its MEF Carrier Ethernet 2.0 (CE 2.0) certification based on Ciena’s packet networking products. Achieving CE 2.0 compliance validates that Ritter meets the high industry standards to provide its customers with a faster and more consistent rollout of Carrier Ethernet services, including both... Read More...

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Media Coverage | June 22, 2016

Newest Member of JPD

Meet one of the newest members of the Jonesboro Police Department, Officer Rico. Rico is an 18-month-old Belgium Malinois who is a dual-purpose police dog. Rico is trained for narcotic detection and for patrol work (tracking, apprehension, building search and handler protection). Rico is state certified and also nationally certified in narcotic detection and patrol work. Read More...

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News Stories | June 22, 2016

Ritter Communications Donates Dog to Jonesboro Police Department K9 Unit

Ritter Communications’ partnership with the Jonesboro Police Department has gone to the dogs – and that’s a very good thing. This spring, Ritter purchased a Belgian Malinois named Rico from Blue Streak Kennels and donated the dog to the JPD’s K9 unit. Read More...

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News Stories | June 20, 2016

Ritter Racks Up Awards at SCTE Games

Ritter Communications recently won first place overall in the team competition and three employees earned individual awards at the state-wide Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Cable Games in North Little Rock. Read More...

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Media Coverage | May 18, 2016

Ritter to broadcast local graduations starting with MCHS

This Thursday and Friday nights, Ritter Communications will be broadcasting local graduations. On Thursday night at 7 p.m., the 2016 Millington Central High School Commencement will be broadcasted live from the school’s football field on Channel 11. Read More...

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Media Coverage | March 30, 2016

Regional innovation group gets $50,000 boost from Delta Regional Authority

State and federal officials braved a downpour Wednesday to learn about a program that will help budding entrepreneurs grow their business in the economy. About 12 people were at the Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development to hear about a $50,000 donation for the East Arkansas Regional Innovation System. Read More...

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Media Coverage | March 30, 2016

A-State gets $50,000 grant

Arkansas State University received a $50,000 grant Wednesday from the Delta Regional Authority. A-State was also awarded a $500,000 EDA grant from the Economic Development Administration for East Arkansas Regional Innovation System back in February. Read More...

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News Stories | March 11, 2016

Radio/Cablethon Raises $223,672 to Benefit St. Jude

Ritter Communications is pleased to announce $223,672 was raised at the 36th Annual St. Jude Country Cares for Kids Radio and Cablethon Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, 2016 in Blytheville, Arkansas. Read More...

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Media Coverage | March 6, 2016

Program to fill in gaps on assisting northeast Arkansas entrepreneurs

Identifying gaps in support services for northeast Arkansas entrepreneurs wasn't difficult for the folks responsible for establishing the East Arkansas Regional Innovation System. Read More...

Lunch & Learn

News Stories | January 27, 2016

Lunch & Learn benefits area schools seeking technology funding

Several area schools recently received an education on the changes to the Federal E-Rate technology funding program at a lunch & learn event sponsored by Ritter Communications.

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Media Coverage | December 15, 2015

Chamber honors outgoing board members

During the Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce annual retreat, outgoing board members were recognized or their service and presented with a plaque. Board chairman, Bill Barrett had something special to say for each board member noting their talents and contributions to the board and thanked them for their service. Read More...

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Media Coverage | February 8, 2016

Delta Center Awarded $500,000 Grant From Federal EDA

Arkansas State University received a federal grant to create the East Arkansas Regional Innovation System (EARIS). Under the i6 Challenge program, A-State's Delta Center for Economic Development submitted a successful application for $500,000 to help establish the EARIS. Read More...

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Ritter Communications breaks ground

Ritter Communications broke ground to mark the beginning of construction to their new facility in Jonesboro. This new headquarters will be 36 thousand square feet, contain more than 100 Ritter employees, and is "green"! Green features will include an atrium design will utilize daylight resources, and a ground source heat pump and insulated panels will maximize energy... Read More...

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Media Coverage | February 1, 2016

Scott Tollett Promoted at Ritter Communications (Movers & Shakers)

Scott Tollett has been named senior vice president and general manager of Ritter Communications' enterprise and wholesale services division in Jonesboro. Read More...

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News Stories | January 12, 2016

Ritter Communications names Senior VP/GM for Enterprise & Wholesale Services

Scott Tollett has been named the new Senior Vice President/General Manager of Ritter Communications’ Enterprise and Wholesale Services division, company president Alan Morse announced. Read More...

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Media Coverage | November 23, 2015

New Ritter Megatron At Miracle League Field

Miracle League of Northeast Arkansas and Ritter Communications recently held a ribbon cutting at the new Ritter Megatron sign at the Miracle League field. The video and messaging board can be used for games at the field, scorekeeping, movies in the park, and advertisements for upcoming events. Read More...

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Ritter Communications opens "green" building in Jonesboro

Ritter Communications held an open house for their new "green" building on Brown Street in Jonesboro. The building contains a light colored roof, E-glass for the windows and blinds that all work together to reflect the heat. It's geothermal with a smart lighting system that harvests the natural light coming in. Read More...

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A senior center breaks ground in Tyronza

A groundbreaking ceremony took place Wednesday morning in Tyronza by city officials and local residents, to celebrate the start of construction of their future senior center facility. Mayor of Tyronza, Marion Bearden, says this is something residents need. "We're blessed to have a lot of senior citizens, here, in our town," Bearden said. "Not having a facility for them to come... Read More...

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Media Coverage | June 15, 2015

Ritter Communications Alan Morse On The Future Of Cable

Talk Business and Politics’ Northeast Arkansas correspondent Michael Wilkey recently spoke with Ritter Communications President Alan Morse about the changes in the cable industry, telecommunications, and how the industry is faring in the current technology revolution. Read More...

NewWave Business

News Stories | December 31, 2015

Partnership with NewWave Communications Expands Ritter’s Wholesale Network

Ritter Communications, headquartered in Jonesboro, AR, recently announced a partnership with NewWave Communications designed to offer both companies extended reach in telecommunications infrastructure.

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Searcy Office

News Stories | Ocotober 25, 2015

Ritter opens office in Searcy

A little over a year ago, Ritter Communications completed a fiber-optic network in Searcy making it a “Gig City” and began offering advanced communications services to local businesses here. Fast forward one year, and the company has added a new office location. Read More...

MEF-CECP Certifications

News Stories | June 24, 2015

Ritter Communications Employees Demonstrate Industry Leadership With MEF-CECP Certifications

A dozen Ritter Communications specialists have become the first telecommunications experts in their company to receive certification through the MEF’s Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) program. Read More...

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News Stories | May 12, 2015

E. Ritter & Company Partners with AcctTwo to Implement Intacct Cloud Financials

AcctTwo, a leading consulting firm and provider of cloud-based financial management solutions, announced that E. Ritter & Company has implemented Intacct to help manage more than 20 business entities and provide robust and accurate reporting for top-level management. Read More...

DIS Contract

News Stories | May 12, 2015

Ritter Communications to provide broadband Internet connectivity to 330 K-12 school sites through DIS contract

Ritter Communications was recently awarded the opportunity to bring broadband Internet connectivity to 330 rural and metro schools and district offices across the state by the Arkansas Department of Information Services (DIS). Read More...

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News Stories | May 12, 2015

Ritter Excels in SCTE Cable Games

Ritter Communications won first place overall and four employees earned awards at the state-wide Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Cable Games in North Little Rock recently. Read More...

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News Stories | March 3, 2015

Ritter and iRis establish a fiber Ethernet interconnection to expand rural broadband connectivity to over 100 communities

Ritter Communications has partnered with iRis Networks to establish a fiber Ethernet interconnection which combines the capabilities and reach of both networks. Read More...

35th Annual St. Jude Radio/Cablethon

News Stories | March 2, 2015

Ritter Communications along with ESA and KHLS Announce 35th Annual St. Jude Radio/Cablethon

Ritter Communications is pleased to announce it will once again sponsor the annual Radio/Cablethon live from Blytheville, Ark. on Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11. Read More...

Searcy businesses to get Internet speed boost

News Stories | August 18, 2014

Searcy businesses to get big boost in Internet speeds, bandwidth

Modern business communications hinges on broadband connectivity today, and Internet speeds for local businesses here just hit a new milestone. Read More...

Netflix Optimization

News Stories | April 1, 2014

Ritter Communications Optimizes Netflix for Customers

High Speed Internet from Ritter Communications is now optimized for Netflix, delivering customers the best streaming video experience possible. Read More...

Ritter Family Endowment

News Stories | February 25, 2014

Ritter Family Endowment Donates Funds for Telemedicine Equipment to Centers for Children in Jonesboro

The Ernest and Anna Ritter Family Endowment, based in Marked Tree, recently donated funds to purchase telemedicine equipment for the Centers for Children in Jonesboro. The equipment connects patients and physicians in real time to the pediatric specialists at Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH). Read More...

Ritter Communications names new president

News Stories | February 24, 2014

Ritter Communications names new president

E. Ritter & Company CEO Chip Dickinson announced today that following a nationwide search, Alan G. Morse has been chosen as President of Ritter Communications. Read More...

34th Annual St. Jude Radio/Cablethon

News Stories | February 21, 2014

Ritter Communications, ESA and KHLS Announce 34th Annual St. Jude Radio/Cablethon

Ritter Communications is pleased to announce it will once again sponsor the annual Radio/Cablethon live from Blytheville, Ark. on Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1. Read More...

Bill to Eliminate TV Blackouts

News Stories | December 16, 2013

Bill to Eliminate TV Blackouts and Reform the Video Marketplace Introduced

On December 12th, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Ranking Member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee and Rep. Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), senior Member of the Judiciary Committee, introduced the Video CHOICE (Consumers Have Options in Choosing Entertainment) Act to eliminate broadcast television blackouts and give consumers greater flexibility to choose the channels they... Read More...

10GbE Service Delivery

News Stories | Ocotober 1, 2013

Ritter Communications Ramps Network for 10GbE Service Delivery with New Packet Networking Solutions from Ciena

Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that Ritter Communications, an Arkansas-based communications provider, will deploy Ciena’s new packet networking solutions to support growing customer demand for 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) wholesale transport and Internet services as well as mobile backhaul requirements for Tier 1 mobile operators. Read More...

Millington Telephone, Cable and Alarms

News Stories | August 8, 2013

Ritter Communications is New Name for Millington Telephone, Cable and Alarms

Ritter Communications is the new name for Millington Telephone Co., Millington CATV, Inc. and Millington Alarms, Inc. and company officials say west Tennessee customers can expect new services in the coming months.

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Healing in the Hood

News Stories | August 6, 2013

Ritter Donates Office Building to Healing in the Hood

Ritter Communications presented the deed to its old office building at 121 South Second Street in Blytheville to Healing in the Hood founder and executive director Sandy “Bebe” Gillespie on Tuesday morning. Read More...

Ritter Communications Awarded LEED® Silver Certification

News Stories | May 4, 2013

Ritter Communications Awarded LEED® Silver Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) recently announced the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification of the Ritter Communications building in Jonesboro, Arkansas Read More...