Upgrade designed to reflect "age of online testing," said one superintendent

internet-upgradeFort Smith schools are the first to connect to Arkansas' improved high-speed Internet system designed to offer speeds 40 times faster than the current statewide average.

The $65 million initiative for improved broadband service in Arkansas schools kicked off at a small ceremony held Wednesday afternoon at the Fort Smith School District's Rogers Center.

"This is a big day for Arkansas," Arkansas Department of Information Systems Director Mark Myers said. "That equipment is expensive and that connection is expensive, but it's...

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