“My family purchased a new house that didn't have any high-speed internet options available. I'm an IT Professional, as well as an avid gamer, this was a big compromise. [When we got Wave] we went from LTE (10mb/3mb) to full Gigabit! Thank you Wave Rural Connect for your investments into our community and reaching out to other areas that don't have high speed internet options available.”RobertIT Professional – Alma, AR
“We have lived in a rural area with no options for high speed internet for the last 20 years. My husband is a pastor in our community. We were unable to assemble as a church during this stressful time. Having Wave installed in our home right before the pandemic started made it possible for us to stay connected to our church family. Thank you Wave for making a way for people in rural areas to have the same and even better quality high speed internet as those living in our urban areas.”Jennifer H.Rudy, AR
“We had previously had internet service that was spotty, inconsistent and frankly much more expensive. We signed up for Wave as soon as it was available and have not looked back. Zoom calls with our 82-year-old grandmother, my son's virtual learning, Microsoft Team meetings and heavy file transfers. The fantastic reliability certainly has made our technological lives free of frustration and enabled us to stay close to loved ones virtually!Doug R.Fort Smith, AR
For that alone, our family thanks you!”
“I am a disabled veteran who, due to medical issues, has a hard time driving the 2 hour trip to see my Veteran's Administration (VA) doctor. With Wave high speed internet. Recently using face time and the doctor was able to diagnosis some basil cell cancer on my nose that I didn't even know was there.M.R. SmithOliver Springs Rd
So thank God for the Wave high speed internet.”
It all began in the 1930s
WAVE Rural Connect was created by Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative
In the 1930s, a group of passionate people banded together to ensure rural Arkansas and Oklahoma would be provided with electricity by creating AVECC. Those men and women worked hard to ensure that our rural area would enjoy the same quality of life as urban areas.
Today we find ourselves in a similar situation regarding high-speed internet access. Broadband internet has proven to be life-changing in areas where deployed. It allows people to work from home or children and adults to attend online classes. The big communications companies have proven they are not going to bring it here. WE ARE.
In 2018, the same vision that motivated rural electrification and the betterment of our communities inspired the AVECC Board to approve phase one of a system-wide fiber buildout to all AVECC members.
Wave Rural Connect was created by AVECC in its ongoing efforts to provide sustainable development of the communities it serves. The AVECC fiber infrastructure will allow Wave Rural Connect to provide game-changing broadband internet at lightning-fast speed to every member. Let us BROADEN your horizons.