Arkansas Farm Bureau will host the Arkansas Connectivity Summit next week on Sept. 8, at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The event will focus on plans to improve high-speed broadband, and cellular connectivity in Arkansas.
The summit will feature government and community leaders, industry stakeholders and others, including keynote speaker, Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The event will include sessions on the history of broadband connectivity in the state, best practices from other states, mobile phone connectivity challenges, and technology and competition issues. There will also be official legislative committee meetings on
“Connectivity – both broadband and cellular – is one of the most important issues Arkansas is facing and how we address the challenge will impact the future of the state’s rural communities and economic development as a whole,” said Stanley Hill,
Arkansas Farm Bureau vice president of public affairs and government relations. “We are excited to bring government and industry leaders together to discuss the future of connectivity in Arkansas and develop plans that will ensure all Arkansans have the access they need for businesses, schools and daily life.”
In advance of the summit, AR Farm Bureau leaders are requesting input from Arkansans on connectivity across the state.
The $25 registration includes lunch and can be paid in advance or on the day of the event.