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JONESBORO, Ark. (April 12, 2022) – Ritter Communications, the largest privately held telecommunications service provider in the Mid-South, is expanding its RightFiberTM services to Newport. This $2.6 million expansion project is a self-funded investment by Ritter Communications to benefit the Newport community.

“Ritter Communications is excited to bring our industry-leading 100% fiber telecom services to the residents of Newport,” said Ritter Communications CEO Alan Morse. “Our offer of the highest quality services is a point of pride for us at Ritter Communications and we are eager to share it with our rural communities throughout the Mid-South to further bridge the digital divide.”

Construction on the Newport expansion project is projected to start mid-April. Other expansion projects are underway across Arkansas, many funded by grants awarded through the Arkansas Rural Connect program.

The continued growth of Ritter Communications infrastructure gives more communities access to the RightFiberTM symmetrical one gigabit speed, offering the fastest, highest performing speed available. RightFiberTM is a new residential FTTH (Fiber to the Home) service by Ritter Communications, using future-proof 100% fiber technology to deliver high-quality internet, TV and phone at the fastest gigabit speeds available.

“As a forward-looking company, we continue to manage our ongoing and accelerating expansion with the future in mind,” said Jeff Chapman, RightFiberTM General Manager. “We describe our high-quality 100% fiber network services as being ‘future-proof,’ as they are being adaptably built to meet our customers’ growing telecom needs as they change over time.”

Residents interested in RightFiber™ services can visit RightFiber.com to submit a form expressing interest in the service. This will help Ritter Communications streamline home activations once service is available. As the company continues its expansion planning, Ritter Communications is constantly evaluating existing service areas to determine additional neighborhood builds based on network proximity, house density and customer demand.

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