Arvig Acquires Portions of Windstream’s Minnesota and Nebraska Fiber Network
Arvig Enterprises, Inc. announced today that they have purchased portions of Windstream’s excess out-of-territory fiber network in Minnesota. The additional network adds more than 1,600 fiber route miles and grows Arvig’s network to in excess of 10,000 miles.
Additionally, Arvig has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase additional fiber assets from Windstream in Nebraska. The acquisition of the Nebraska assets is expected to close in the first quarter of 2019.
“Expanding our broadband footprint is core to our strategic priorities and bolsters our fiber assets throughout Minnesota and across the Midwest,” said David Arvig, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Arvig. “This purchase expands the Arvig-owned network and positions us to provide business- and enterprise-class customers with more services on our own facility.”
The attached map illustrates Arvig’s Minnesota network. With coverage throughout the state, Arvig’s network enables companies to connect seamlessly with their locations from one corner of the state to another and throughout the region.
Established in 1950, Arvig is the largest independent telecommunications provider in the state of Minnesota. The company’s fiber network spans 10,000 miles 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, business IT and a variety of other services. It serves multiple industries and has completed projects for numerous schools, resorts, financial institutions, hospitals and more. For additional information, visit Arvig online at arvigbusiness.com.
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions. Windstream provides data networking, core transport, security, unified communications and managed services to mid-market, enterprise and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company also offers broadband, entertainment and security services for consumers and small and medium-sized businesses primarily in rural areas in 18 states. Services are delivered over multiple network platforms including a nationwide IP network, our proprietary cloud core architecture and on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com or windstreamenterprise.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @WindstreamBiz.