How Arkansas e-Link will Impact Arkansas

Once all work is complete, the Arkansas e-Link infrastructure has the potential to serve directly, or through partnerships with private-sector service providers, more than 3,900 community anchor institutions, 61,000 businesses, and reach more than 185,000 underserved families.

  • Create and/or save hundreds of jobs throughout the state
  • Reduce middle-mile, wholesale access prices substantially for last-mile subscribers
  • Serve the bandwidth needs of Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs) statewide at stable costs for generations to come
  • Create infrastructure that meets the advanced needs of healthcare, higher education, public safety and research

Learn more about Arkansas e-Link by browsing the documents below.

Executive Summary

Fact Sheet


Proposed Funded Service Map

Environmental assessment (EA)

Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI)

The project described was made possible by Funding Opportunity number (Regulatory Identification Number) 0660–ZA28 and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 11.557 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration, BroadbandUSA. The contents of this website are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of BroadbandUSA.

For a statement of network management policies, please visit our partners’ sites for the Arkansas Telehealth Oversight & Management (ATOM) Network, whose policy is currently in development, and the Arkansas Research & Education Optical Network (ARE-ON).