PERHAM, Minnesota, March 14, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arvig will invest $19.9 million in construction projects to improve internet access and modernize networks in seven rural Minnesota areas in 2022.
Arvig is entering the sixth year of a 10-year commitment to use its share of funding from the FCC’s Alternative Connect America (ACAM) cost model to build and improve Internet networks in rural areas. This year, teams will serve the rural areas of Audubon, Morgan, Parkers Prairie, Perham, Red Del, Vesta and Walnut Grove.
When construction is complete in late fall 2022, residents in these areas will have access to internet speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second, as well as television and telephone service.
“Arvig is excited to continue this long-term effort to improve Internet access in rural Minnesota,” said David Arvig, vice president and chief operating officer, Arvig. “Arvig is committed to bringing high-quality broadband services to these communities in 2022.”
In January 2017, Arvig elected to accept a share of CAPA funding for the next 10 years and will work to systematically expand services to census blocks that have been identified by the FCC.
Based in Perham, Minnesota, Arvig is a full-service, employee-owned local broadband telecommunications provider. Committed to providing cutting-edge technology to customers throughout the region, Arvig provides residential Internet, television and telephone services. Arvig maintains over 14,500 miles of fiber throughout Minnesota. For more information, visit arvig.net/acam.
Lisa Greene, Director, Marketing and Customer Experience
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