PERHAM, Minn., FEB. 27, 2019—Arvig announced its planned rollout of 1 gigabit-per-second (Gbps) residential internet service within the city of Park Rapids and some surrounding areas including the city of Hubbard, Fish Hook Lake, northern and eastern areas of Portage Lake, and northern, western, southern and southeastern areas near Long Lake. The 1 Gbps service will be delivered using DOCSIS 3.1, allowing services to be delivered 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 speed time to market.
“Faster internet speeds can help people enjoy everything from video calls with grandkids, job opportunities, online education, to streaming entertainment,” says David Arvig, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Arvig. “We want residents in the area to have the ability to connect with their families, friends, and communities in an efficient and convenient way.”
“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 Engineering at Arvig.
More than 60 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 the end of March.