AT&T Deploys High-Speed Internet to Rural Areas

AT&T Deploys High-Speed Internet to Rural Areas

AT&T announced Tuesday that it has deployed high-speed internet service to unserved and underserved locations in parts of 40 counties serving more than 26,000 Arkansas locations as part of its FCC Connect America Fund commitment to help predominantly rural areas.
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Biggest Deals of 2017: Arkansas Transactions Soar 50 Percent, Reach $14.7B

Tax reform expected to increase pace, size of acquisitions in 2018.
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Tax Changes: The Good, Bad and Quirky

Arkansas Business asked a panel of tax experts for insights on the new code, which was signed by President Donald J. Trump in late December. After hitting the highlights, they delved into provisions that surprised them.
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