FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — OzarksGo, a local fiber-optic telecommunications subsidiary of Ozarks Electric Cooperative, announced today that is has connected its 30,000th subscriber.

Dorothy Harris of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was the lucky 30,000th subscriber to OzarksGo and received a brand new 55” television to watch with her new internet and television service. She was excited to get the TV set up with the help of the installers and to go through her new cooler full of OzarksGo gifts.

OzarksGo connected its first customer in 2017 in west Springdale and has since expanded across Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma. 

“I want to thank all of our customers and employees for helping us reach this milestone,” said Steve Bandy, general manager of OzarksGo. “Building a state-of-the-art fiber network from scratch is not an easy task, but we believe high-speed internet access is a critical service in the 21st Century, whether you live in an urban area or a rural part of the county.”

OzarksGo provides residential internet speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, along with TV and telephone service. Customers in rural areas can get speeds as good or better than those available in major cities, often for a lower price than they were paying for much slower service.

The fiber network also benefits Ozarks Electric members by enabling smart grid technology to reduce outages and outage durations. Since OzarksGo launched, several other Arkansas electric cooperatives have started their own fiber projects. The recently announced Diamond State Networks will be uniting the fiber-optic networks of electric cooperatives throughout Arkansas to further improve the growth of high-speed connections throughout our state.

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