Fayetteville Mayor Discusses Internet Service With Community

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) — Mayor Lioneld Jordan invited community members to discuss the state of internet service in Fayetteville.

At the Fayetteville Public Library, representatives from AT&T, Cox and Ozarks Go came together to develop a digital inclusion plan.

The goal is to ensure residents affordable broadband so they can have access to healthcare, online learning and employment opportunities and close the homework gap.

“Mayor Jordan is really interested in this idea that every student should be able to do their homework on the kitchen table, which means we need internet access, affordable internet access, quality internet access for all of our residents,” said Michelle Gibeault, chairwoman of  the Digital Inclusion Task Force.

She said they will submit the digital inclusion plan to the city council for review in early 2019.

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