Arvig to Invest $2 million for Fiber Network Upgrade in Staples
Project will bring speeds up to 1Gb to homes
Arvig will invest $2 million to expand its fiber network in the city of Staples. Construction of 22 route miles began this spring and is slated to be completed in 2022. Once completed, area businesses and residents will be able to select internet speeds of up to 1Gb; and symmetrical speeds of 10Gb will be available.
“Arvig is committed to bringing the best internet experience to rural communities like Staples,” said David Arvig, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Arvig. “This important network expansion will better serve homes and businesses in the region at a time when connectivity is crucial for both daily life and work.”
In addition to expanding the fiber network in the area, Arvig also plans to upgrade network equipment. Improving existing infrastructure ensures that the upgraded 1Gb-capable speeds can be reliably delivered to customers. Studies have shown that direct access to high speed internet—especially fiber—can increase home values.
Affected customers will be contacted this summer regarding the faster service options available to them.
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. Arvig is proud to support the rural communities it calls home by providing funds to schools through its Internet School Partnership program, scholarships, and donations to projects that enhance our local communities. Visit arvig.com for additional information.