Independence County has another broadband application being submitted in the Arkansas Rural Connect Program for high speed internet in the northern and northeastern areas of rural Independence County. This application is for Hillbilly Wireless to extend 25/3 service into Ashley, Barren, Gainsboro, Dota Townships and areas around Cord. For more information, contact Ed Kegley at (870) 307-1038 or

In an email email statement Judge Robert Griffin said "I am grateful to the ARC program for providing funding for what has become an essential service in underserved areas of our county."

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