News from Arkansas
Approximately 14 telephone communications companies are available to Arkansas customers.
Arkansas Telephone Company, telecommunications provider for North Central Arkansas began in 1908 as an independently owned telephone company. In addition to Telephone Services, Arkansas Telephone Company has also offered their customers dial-up Internet Access for many years, and in 2004, expanded to offer both residential and commercial DSL service to customers.
Arkwest founded by Omer Sanders in 1939 has always been a pioneer in the state of Arkansas. They took Yell County from one pay-phone for the whole region to a complete telecommunications provider, being at the forefront of technology.
The Prairie Grove Telephone Company is family-owned and operated and has been since its incorporation in 1906. It began in 1888 when Dr. E. G. McCormick strung telephone lines between his medical office and his brother's pharmacy. Later that year, a line that ran from Fayetteville to Prairie Grove was established. This telephone line was reportedly one of the longest in the state of Arkansas at the time. The company has grown steadily ever since.
Windstream Corp. is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services. Windstream Corporation formed through the spinoff of Alltel's landline business and merger with VALOR Communications Group in 2006. Alltel Corporation began as a technical service provider to small-town Arkansas telephone companies in 1943 and evolved into one of the largest telecommunications companies.
Southwest Arkansas Telephone Cooperative (SWAT) is proudly serving rural communities in Arkansas & Texas since 1951 with high-quality advanced communications -- including Phone, High Speed Internet, and TV -- at affordable prices and with reliable, friendly, hometown service.
Important phone numbers in Arkansas
Arkansas Public Service Commission 501-682-2051
Attorney General 501 682 2007