The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce is hosting public meetings across Lawrence County in March to address the need for improved broadband connections. 

The meetings will be held on this Thursday, March 3rd, in conjunction with the Broadband Development Group, which is researching broadband needs on behalf of the State of Arkansas. 

The meetings will be held in Hoxie, Walnut Ridge, and Smithville. 

In Hoxie, residents can join in the conversation from 9-10 am at the Hoxie Service Center. 

In Walnut Ridge, the meetings will be from 11 am-12 pm at the Lawrence County Meeting Room, and in Smithville from 2-3 pm at the Smithville Community Center.