The State of Broadband in Arkansas

August 28, 2007

Field Hearing

The Committee will hear testimony regarding the accessibility and affordability of broadband in Arkansas and the impact that broadband can have on improving consumer welfare by expanding opportunity and access to services like telemedicine, education, and business development.

Witness Panel 1

Witness Panel 2

  • Mr. Bob Smith

    Provost
    University of Arkansas
  • Mr. David Burdick

    Director
    Public Library of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County
  • Dr. Curtis Lowery

    Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
    UAMS
  • Dr. Lawrence A. Davis

    Chancellor
    University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
  • Mr. Dominik Mjartan

    Vice President
    Southern Financial Partners
  • Mr. Rex Nelson

    Alternate Federal Co-Chairman
    Delta Regional Authority
  • Ms. Claire Bailey

    Director
    Department of Information Systems
  • Mr. Daryl Bassett

    Commissioner
    Arkansas Public Service Commission

Witness Panel 3

  • Mr. C. Sam Walls

    CEO
    Arkansas Capital Corporation
  • Mr. James Winnigham

    Organizing Chair
    Arkansas Broadband Initiative
  • Mr. John Ahlen

    President
    Arkansas Science and Technology Authority

Witness Panel 4

Witness Panel 5

  • Ms. Kelly Zega

    State Manager Public Affairs
    Cox Communications
  • Ms. Maryce Cunningham

    Manager, Community and Government Relations
    SuddenLink
  • Mr. Paul Waits

    President
    Ritter Communications
  • Mr. Scott Ford

    CEO
    Alltel Corporation
  • Mr. Dean Gibson

    Vice President
    Pinnacle Communications
  • Mr. Ed Allis

    Vice President
    AT&T Arkansas
  • Mr. Len Pitcock

    Executive Director
    Arkansas Cable Telecom Association
  • Mr. John F. Jones

    Vice President, Regulatory-Government Relations
    CenturyTel
  • Mr. Garg Massaglia

    Vice President
    Comcast
  • Mr. Jeff Gardner

    President and CEO
    Windstream
  • Mr. Greg Ashcraft

    CFO
    South Arkansas Telephone Company