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The Impact Of High-Speed Internet Access

Share your story for a chance to win free Gigabit Internet for a year! 

We are living in a time unlike any other, one that has clearly demonstrated the demand for high-speed connectivity, especially in rural communities.  It is our hope at Wave Rural Connect that your lives have been positively impacted with access to fiber to the home internet and that is why we are excited to announce a contest to win one year of free gigabit-speed internet! 

Arkansas Valley Electric has been selected for the 2020 Conexon Internet Grant, a program to capture stories across Rural America and to hear how lives and businesses have been changed by the availability of high-speed internet. These stories will be judged to determine the most compelling story from Arkansas Valley Electric with the winner receiving free Gigabit Internet for a year.

Please consider sharing your story! The deadline to enter is March 31, 2021, at 11:59 (EST). Details to enter are below.

Entry requirements 

Participants are asked to write a short essay (on the form provided on the landing page) on how high-speed fiber internet has changed their lives in one of the following ways:

  1. Education – Tell us about how having high-speed has equipped my child (ren) for remote learning success or helped me personally to further my education.
  2. Career Success and Opportunities – Are you able to finally work from home? Have you started your own business? Tell us about the impact high-speed internet access – with its flexibility, efficiency, convenience – has had on your personal and family life, and your professional one.

Essay Length: 300 words

Who’s eligible: Subscribers to Wave Rural Connect in 2020.

Criteria: Essays will be judged on how well the participant articulates the impact access to high-speed internet has had on his/her education or professional life.

Deadline: March 31, 2021, at 11:59 (EST)

Terms & Conditions

Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States.

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