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Press Release -- September 22nd, 2020
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Arvig Makes the Grade

Growing Number of Schools and Libraries Have Selected Arvig High-Speed Internet Solutions to Stay Connected this Fall
-- Customized e-Learning Fiber Solutions Help Students Learn and Connect to Their World --

PERHAM , Minn., SEPT. 22, 2020 — Minnesota-based Arvig, locally owned full-service telecommunications provider, has been selected by nearly 300 schools and libraries in Minnesota to provide high-speed internet, transport and voice solutions this school year. Reliable high-speed service will be critical to K-12 education this school year as districts, in the throes of determining how they will operate during the uncertainty caused by the Corona-19 pandemic, turn to Arvig for dependable broadband service. “Greater demand for upstream broadband and increased use of technology like tablets, streaming media and online testing can be expected,” said David Arvig, vice president and chief operating officer of Arvig. ”Arvig is committed to enhancing the telecommunications infrastructure in our rural and urban markets.

“The company has been undertaking technology enhancements to build a better future and extend those offerings to customers prepared to take advantage of them. Judging by the number of inquiries we have received from schools, we expect bandwidth demand to explode this school year, regardless if a district chooses the rolling attendance model, a blended model, or another alternative. We want to help teachers and students succeed by creating solutions that connect people to their world. This is the advantage of Arvig.”

Arvig provides broadband services to approximately 300 schools and libraries throughout Minnesota, including many in the Twin Cities area. School districts across the state recognize that Arvig can provide a wide variety of options not available from other telecommunications providers. These include Arvig’s local support capabilities, employee-ownership, ingenuity, reliability and at-hand infrastructure support.

Arvig’s customized e-learning portfolio offers schools the option to purchase traditional lit services, dark fiber, or the ability to purchase their own private network. These institutions are funding these services through E-Rate, a federal program administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) that subsidizes internet infrastructure for schools and libraries. Arvig can fully manage a school’s network by providing the electronics needed to “light” the network, as well as required locating and operational maintenance and support of the fiber network.

“Arvig is the only traditional telecom carrier in the Twin Cities metro area that offers locating and maintenance services,” said Dave Schornack, Director of Sales and Business Development. “Offering these services makes Arvig a unique player. In addition to delivering broadband or voice services, we have our own Construction team, which makes us a true soup-to-nuts provider, especially for larger districts that own their own fiber networks. We not only help locate their fiber, but provide any necessary maintenance, and that has resonated well with schools and libraries.”

About Arvig

Arvig is a Minnesota employee-owned and operated wired Telecommunications Carrier that provides high-speed cutting-edge telecommunications products and services. Arvig is located in Perham, Minnesota; it is committed to delivering its customers to the world with cutting-edge information technology. Founded in 1950 as a small family-owned telephone company, it has grown to the 39th largest independently owned and operated telecommunications provider. According to Minneapolis Star Tribune, Arvig is ranked as one best place to work in Minnesota.

Arvig provides a wide range of domestic information technology products and services, as well as a wide variety of cutting edges business technology and productivity solutions. Throughout its service footprint, Arvig contributes to a variety of causes through donations, programs, sponsorships, and volunteerism to ensure its communities remain vibrant and dynamic places to live and work. Visit arvig.com or www.arvigbusiness.com for additional information.

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