Connect Arkansas Announces New Advertising Campaign

Connect Arkansas, a project of The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group, today announced the launch of a new advertising campaign targeting Arkansans without high-speed Internet. The new advertising campaign is designed to raise awareness about how high-speed Internet adoption and use is necessary for the citizens of Arkansas.

Connect Arkansas received federal stimulus grants to increase Internet awareness, education and use in Arkansas. As part of that grant, Connect Arkansas designed an advertising campaign to raise awareness and provide relevant reasons why high-speed Internet is critical to the citizens of Arkansas. The campaign will run in more than 114 newspapers, 47 radio stations and three local television stations.

“I am excited to roll out this new advertising campaign,” said C. Sam Walls, chief executive officer of Arkansas Capital Corporation and president of Connect Arkansas. “It’s critical that Arkansans adopt high-speed Internet into their lives. Increased Internet adoption leads to an improved personal life, better job opportunities, and economic growth for the state of Arkansas.”

The Arkansas Capital Corporation Group (ACCG) is a privately held group of for-profit and non-profit corporations dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans. ACCG and its affiliate companies empower entrepreneurs by providing capital to businesses through its lending programs and advocating for entrepreneurs through capital, educational and technological improvements. ACCG serves as the platform from which new opportunities are launched and today includes eight affiliates including Arkansas Capital Corporation (ACC), Six Bridges Capital Corporation (6BCC), Arkansas Capital Relending Corporation (ACRC), Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation (AEAF), Diamond State Ventures (DSV), Heartland Renaissance Fund (HRF), Connect Arkansas, and Pine State Capital (PSC).

Connect Arkansas, established in 2007, is a private, non-profit corporation dedicated to increasing high-speed Internet subscription and improving and sustaining Internet adoption throughout Arkansas. The Connect Arkansas Broadband Act was signed into law by Gov. Mike Beebe on March 28, 2007, with the goal of improving personal lives and creating economic opportunity for Arkansans. Connect Arkansas seeks to advance that goal through community-based initiatives.