Minnesota broadband provider Arvig has completed an agreement to buy a fiber network from ALP Utilities. The network serves about 130 businesses in the city of Alexandria, MN.
ALP Utilities is a community-owned municipal utility that provides residential and commercial electric and water services to the area in and around Alexandria. The company had partnered with Runestone Electric Association to build the network in the late 1990s, starting with dial up service and later expanding into fiber for local businesses.
Arvig will assume ownership and management of the fiber network, which includes 77 route miles of fiber throughout the city and another 13 miles of conduit, while also retaining all of the network’s existing business customers.