Via News Release
“PERHAM, Minn., Oct. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Arvig, a Minnesota-based broadband service provider, is extending its fiber network from Forest Lake to Duluth and the Involta Data Center. This project will expand Arvig’s service for commercial businesses in the area, increase wireless backhaul capabilities, and provide better coverage to parts of rural Minnesota.”
“The expansion of our fiber network will improve available services to commercial customers in the area,” said David Arvig, Chief Operating Officer at Arvig. “It is our ongoing intent to serve the needs of our rural communities and continue to invest in building the infrastructure businesses need to operate where they want.”
The inclusion of the Involta Data Center brings the total data centers within Arvig’s network to nine and opens additional opportunities for Arvig’s customer base.
The expansion further diversifies the network, providing additional redundancy to the overall Arvig network, enhancing customer protections. This adds more than 200 miles to the network and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.
Established in 1950, Arvig is the largest independent telecommunications provider in the state of Minnesota. The company has a 4,500-mile fiber network throughout the state of Minnesota and provides services to telecommunications companies, wireless carriers and to 46,000 internet customers in more than half of Minnesota’s counties. In addition to broadband services, Arvig also provides business phone systems, security, managed IT and a variety of other services. It serves multiple industries and has completed projects for numerous schools, resorts, financial institutions, hospitals and more.