A Public Input Meeting on Broadband Connectivity will take place at 700 N Progress Ave, Siloam Springs inside the Siloam Springs School District Seminar Room, starting at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 11. Glen Howie, Director of the Arkansas State Broadband Office, and Barry Moehring, Benton County Judge, will be among the featured speakers.
Attendees are encouraged to share their insights regarding the current status of internet access, speed, and affordability in Western Benton County. This program aims to gather firsthand feedback from local residents and businesses to identify opportunities for improving high-speed internet access throughout Benton County. The event is jointly hosted by Benton County, AR Connect, Western Benton County Partnership, and the Siloam Springs School District.
Furthermore, in addition to participating in the public input meeting held in Siloam Springs, the Arkansas State Broadband Office will initiate a public comment period in October 2023. During this period, the office will solicit input from Arkansans to develop an updated draft proposal addressing broadband-related issues.