Arvig buys Alexandria, MN, fiber network from ALP Utilities

Jan. 30, 2023
ALP Utilities is a community owned municipal utility that provides residential and commercial electric and water services to the Alexandria area, within Douglas County.

Minnesota-based service provider Arvig says it has purchased 77 route miles of fiber and another 13 miles of conduit in the city of Alexandria, MN, from ALP Utilities. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

ALP Utilities is a community owned municipal utility that provides residential and commercial electric and water services to the Alexandria area, within Douglas County. The company paired with Runestone Electric Association to build the fiber network in the late 1990s, first offering dial-up service and later expanding into fiber for local businesses.

Arvig says it plans to retain all of those business customers and continue to provide what it called “the usual services” without interruption.

“Fiber is at the core of everything we do,” said David Arvig, vice president and chief operating officer at Arvig. “This purchase aligns perfectly with our strategic priorities to grow our presence in the Alexandria area and it positions us to provide the same high-quality fiber services to both business and residential customers.”

“ALP is excited about this transition as Arvig will be able to increase service to the City of Alexandria,” added Ted Cash, ALP Utilities general manager. “Arvig shares our commitment to providing affordable and reliable service to the City of Alexandria and the surrounding region. This makes Arvig the ideal organization to take our valued customers to the next level of high-end technology.”

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