Arvig to improve internet service in rural Minnesota communities
The company says it is entering the sixth year of a 10-year commitment to use its share of funding from the FCC’s Alternative Connect America Cost Model to build and improve internet networks in rural areas.
PERHAM, Minn. • Arvig says it will invest $19.9 million in construction projects to improve internet access and upgrade networks in seven rural Minnesota areas in 2022.
The company is entering the sixth year of a 10-year commitment to use its share of funding from the FCC’s Alternative Connect America Cost Model (ACAM) to build and improve internet networks in rural areas. This year, crews will service the rural areas of Audubon, Morgan, Parkers Prairie, Perham, Red Del, Vesta and Walnut Grove.
When construction is complete later this fall, residents in the affected areas will have access to internet speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, as well as television and phone service.
“Arvig is pleased to continue this long-term effort to improve internet access in rural Minnesota,” said David Arvig, vice president and chief operating officer. “Arvig is committed to bringing high quality broadband services to these communities in 2022.”
In January 2017, Arvig elected to accept a share of ACAM funding for the next 10 years and will work to systematically build out services to census blocks that have been identified by the FCC.