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ARK-O Adding ‘Cabinets’ To Improve Internet Speed

NEW CABINETS – Bruce Grubb and Jerry Donaldson of Cleveland County Telephone ready some “cabinets” for transportation. The cabinets are being installed to help increase internet speeds around the county.

RISON – Cleveland County Telephone Company (ARK-O) has entered the second of four phases in its mission to provide “better, and more consistent, Internet speeds,” according to Debbie Mitchell, spokesperson for the company.

While the first phase connected fiber cables from Fordyce to bring the service into Kingsland and Rison, the second phase has tackled the largest, outer part of the county that runs along Hwy. 63.

“We’re working from the outer edges and moving inward,” said Nathan Little, senior implementation specialist.
According to Little, cabinets for cables have been placed in the Randall, Rowell and Rye communities. These cabinets have capabilities of up to 20 MB speeds for these areas.

To help extend the range even further, cabinets are in the process of being installed in the Woodlawn, Pansy and Hill Harper areas.

Additionally, a cabinet will be added along Hwy. 35 North in the “Y” community to strengthen speeds in that area.

To read the full article, see the August 9, 2017 print or e-Herald edition of The Herald.

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