Over $22 million assigned to residents for reliable fiber internet

Dobson Fiber announced their expansion of its fiber internet offering in Fort Smith and Barling on Wednesday, August 3 at the US Marshals Museum. Dobson broke ground with city representatives and the Chamber of Commerce.

Jim Horsburgh, chief strategy officer for Dobson Fiber, said the company is rolling out a network that will deliver internet at 10 gigabits per second to residential customers that will be upgradable over the next year to 25 gig and in the next five to seven years to 100 gig.

“We are going to have significant assets in place in Fort Smith and Barling, we serve the businesses via the Pinnacle acquisition that closed last year,” Horsburgh said. “We’ve got the support of the Gibson family that helped with that business plan and we’re just happy to take their business to the next level.”

Jim Horsburgh, Dobson Fiber Chief Development Officer gives a speech at the groundbreaking ceremony for residential fiber internet in Fort Smith and Barling.

Construction of the network is being built and will be completed in geographic zones. Once each zone is nearing completion, residents will be notified when they can sign up for service.

Matt Milliron, chief revenue officer for Dobson said the company wants residents to know that their legacy is local.

“Our business is headquartered just down the road, in Oklahoma City,” he said. “We believe in that local touch, that local support. We drive employees here locally in Fort Smith. When you call us, it’s a live person.”

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