Arvig Invests in $550,000 Fiber Project to Expand Internet Access in Nowthen Area
Arvig is on track to build a nearly $550,000 fiber-to-the home network that will bring Gigabit-capable speeds to the rural Nowthen area.
Arvig will invest a recently awarded grant from the State of Minnesota’s Border to Border Broadband program to construct a mainline and last-mile fiber-to-the-premise project to bring internet service to 73 unserved and 8 underserved structures in the Twin Lakes area near the city of Nowthen.
The total project cost is estimated at $549,317, with funding from the Border to Border grant of 219,727, a local match of $164,795 from the City of Nowthen and a matching investment of $164,795 from Arvig.
Once complete, residents will have access to internet speeds from 100Mbps (20 Mbps upload) up to 10 Gbps (1 Gbps upload), meeting and exceeding Minnesota’s 2026 state speed goal.
“Arvig is committed to bringing the highest quality broadband services to the Nowthen area,” said David Arvig, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Arvig. “Fiber will reliably serve homes and businesses with the speeds this community needs for work, daily life and out-pacing most areas in our highly connected world.”
Construction on the network will begin as soon as the grant is awarded and is slated for completion before June of 2025.
The Border-to-Border Broadband program is administered by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED)’s Office of Broadband Development. Arvig has participated in the program since its inception in 2014.
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.