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Social Logo-1JONESBORO, Ark. (September 20, 2022) – Ritter Communications, the largest privately held telecommunications provider serving exclusively the Mid-South, has been awarded a $3.8 million grant from the Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund – American Rescue Plan (TEBF-ARP) to bring their high-speed 100% fiber internet services to communities in western Shelby County. Ritter Communications will use this grant to upgrade their high-quality broadband services to residents in the Northaven, Locke, Cuba, Shelby Forest and West Union communities.

“Ritter Communications has demonstrated its commitment to bridging the digital divide in rural communities through similar grant programs,” said Ritter Communications President and CEO Alan Morse. “We are honored to continue that work in Tennessee and to partner with these communities to bring high-quality telecom services to more people, so they can access services they need to work, learn and thrive in today’s world.”

 Additionally, this month Ritter Communications is completing a $14 million major network upgrade in 40 communities in West Tennessee and Northeast Arkansas. This investment in the network provides fiber-rich connectivity to customers with internet speeds up to one gigabit and includes unlimited data and superior reliability and security.

Ritter Communications is a regional telecommunications provider, headquartered in Jonesboro, Arkansas, serving more than 113 communities in the region across four states with a full suite of innovative communications services. Learn more at RitterCommunications.com or RitterBusiness.com.

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About Ritter Communications: Ritter Communications is the largest privately held telecommunications provider serving exclusively the Mid-South, offering world-class broadband fiber, telecom, video, cloud and data center services. The company has grown rapidly over the years, investing millions recently in technology infrastructure and is now serving 113 communities and more than 45,000 customers in Arkansas, Texas, Missouri and Tennessee. Headquartered in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Ritter Communications invests heavily in the communities it serves by deploying proven, best-in-class infrastructure and technology, while coupling it with a world-class customer-focused experience. For more information visit RitterCommunications.com.


Media Coverage:

CableFax: https://www.cablefax.com/tag/tennessee-emergency-broadband-fund-american-rescue-plan

Telecom Ramblings: https://newswire.telecomramblings.com/2022/09/ritter-communications-awarded-3-8-million-for-broadband-expansion-projects-in-western-shelby-county/

Broadband Technology Report: https://www.broadbandtechreport.com/fiber/article/14283185/ritter-communications-wins-38m-grant-for-fiber-broadband-in-rural-tennessee

Talk Business: https://talkbusiness.net/2022/09/ritter-communications-receives-3-8-million-grant-to-upgrade-broadband-in-tennessee/?mc_cid=317e95c533&mc_eid=95e7493dbf

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