Gig Announcement Audubon, Callaway, Detroit Lakes & Waubun

Arvig Announces Plans for 1 Gigabit Residential Internet Service in Audubon, Callaway, Detroit Lakes and Waubun

Arvig announced its planned rollout of 1 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) residential internet service within the cities of Audubon, Callaway, Detroit Lakes and Waubun as well as select surrounding areas including Erie, Detroit and Lakeview townships. The 1 Gbps service will be delivered using DOCSIS 3.1, allowing services to be available by simply upgrading the customer’s modem. At 1,000 megabits per second, the new service will be 10 times faster than the current fastest internet speeds available to area residents. Use of DOCSIS 3.1 allows Arvig to deliver an industry-leading experience while leveraging existing infrastructure to provide customers with a premium experience much more quickly than other options allow. Nearly 5,000 area customers will be able to receive the 1 Gbps service.

“Faster internet speeds can help people enjoy everything from video calls with grandkids, job opportunities, online education, to streaming entertainment,” says David Arvig, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Arvig. “We want residents in the area to have the ability to connect with their families, friends, and communities in an efficient and convenient way.”

“As the number of connected devices in each home increases, so does the demand for bandwidth. Customers who use the internet regularly throughout the day will enjoy the improved experience increased speed provides,” said Ben Wiechman, Director of IP Strategy and Engineering at Arvig.

More than 60 nodes are being upgraded in the area in order to bring 1 Gbps service to residents. Customers will be contacted regarding their option to upgrade to faster service as early as August. 

About Arvig
Headquartered in Perham, Minnesota, Arvig is a local, employee-owned broadband and full-service telecommunications provider. Committed to delivering cutting-edge technology to customers throughout the region, Arvig provides residential internet, television, and telephone services. Additionally, Arvig provides a wide variety of business technology solutions. Visit arvig.com for additional information.