March 4, 2015 – The City of Eagan, Minn. and Enventis, a Consolidated Communications Company (NASDAQ:CNSL, news, filings), are proud to announce their partnership. The partnership between Enventis and the AccessEagan network allows Enventis customers to benefit from connectivity to the City’s 17-mile business fiber network with the fastest speeds available.
“Enventis is pleased to partner with AccessEagan and be able to extend our statewide fiber network to the center of this growing business community,” said Carol Wirsbinski, chief sales officer at Enventis. “Enventis looks forward to bringing the many benefits of gigabit speeds and end-to-end data, voice, cloud and IT solutions to Eagan businesses.
“With Enventis, we’ve found a first-class provider who shares our commitment to excellent service and immediate access to gigabit speeds end-to-end,” remarked Mike Maguire, Eagan Mayor. “Enventis is a Minnesota-established company with a long history of providing leading and reliable technology solutions throughout the state. This isn’t Gig speeds someday, as some folks promise, but Gig right now,” Maguire added.
The Enventis agreement enables Eagan businesses a great option to connect to a leading provider with an expansive Minnesota and national network, backed by local resources and support.
Enventis owns and operates a 2,400 fiber-route, mile network in Minnesota which connects to an 11-state network following its recent merger with Consolidated Communications, based in Mattoon, Ill. The company recently launched a robust suite of cloud services and is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner offering the latest technology and IT solutions. Enventis has Minnesota offices in Edina, Plymouth, Minneapolis, Duluth, Rochester and Mankato.
Nearly nine out of ten Eagan, Minn. businesses surveyed say that high speed Internet connections are important to their businesses and 93% of residents want to see equal upload and download speeds in this growing technology community. AccessEagan is a 17-mile wide open access wholesale fiber network owned by the City of Eagan and open to any telecommunications carrier wishing to provide services to Eagan businesses. The City provides no retail services. The network was cited by Dallas-based DataBank last June as a key reason in its selection of Eagan for a major 88,000 square foot data center opening later this spring. The Eagan City Council places a high priority on broadband infrastructure ensuring “the economic competitiveness of Eagan’s business and residential communities in the global marketplace.” More information is available at www.accesseagan.com.
Enventis is a leading provider of advances communications solutions including data, cloud and IT services to businesses throughout the upper Midwest. The company also provides residential broadband services in select southern Minnesota and northwest Iowa communities. Enventis has an extensive fiber network and is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner. Enventis is a subsidiary of Consolidated Communications (NASDAQ:CNSL), serving 11 states. Learn more at enventis.com.