Gig Announcement Frazee & Osage

Arvig Announces Plans for 1 Gigabit Residential Internet Service in Becker County Communities

Arvig announced its planned rollout of 1 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) residential internet service in the cities of Frazee and Osage as well as select surrounding areas. 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. About 500 area customers will be able to receive the 1 Gbps service.

“We know faster internet speeds help people enjoy communicating with their families, staying connected with friends and streaming  entertainment. Faster speeds also create more opportunities whether it be online education or owning a business. Knowing this drives us to bring faster speeds to area residents so they can be connected efficiently and conveniently.” says David Arvig, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Arvig. “Especially when streaming 4K content, you need a robust connection and this technology provides what customers need to have a great user experience.”

“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.

7 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 October.

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.