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On December 5, 2014, Polar Communications announced Arthur Companies of Arthur, ND as their first customer using gigabit Internet service in North Dakota.

Polar Communications is committed to bringing its customers the very best communication technology available today and for the future. As a result, Arthur Companies, a group of agribusiness companies based in Arthur, N.D. became their first customer to use gigabit Internet service in N.D.

Since 2008, Polar Communications has been building its fiber network and is expected to complete their fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) project by the end of 2015, offering gigabit service everywhere.

“The ability to deliver the choice of gigabit speeds to our customers is due to the continued work and “dedication of our employees,” said David Dunning, CEO of Polar Communications. “We are starting in Arthur, but not stopping there. By the end of 2015, all of our customers will have gigabit broadband options from our complete fiber network.”

Brooks Burgum, CEO of Arthur Companies said, “We are excited to not only have the capability of this speed for the efficiency of our business but also to partner with Polar Communications and the community of Arthur to promote this caliber of technology.”

Greg Nelson, Mayor of Arthur said, “Being a part of this deployment of speeds empowers economic growth and development for businesses and residents in Arthur and the surrounding communities.”

Polar Communications is one of the 15 rural ND telco owners of Dakota Carrier Network (DCN), which has built a statewide fiber-optic network to support broadband initiatives throughout N.D.

A gigabit celebration was held in mid-December in Arthur.


Pictured above from left to right are: Polar COO, Karl Blake; Polar Director, Cindy Hejl; Arthur Mayor Greg Nelson; NDATC Executive Director, David Crothers; Polar CEO, David Dunning; Arthur Companies President, Rick Burgum; Arthur Companies CEO, Brooks Burgum; Arthur Companies CFO, John Melland; and Arthur Companies Network Administrator, Joe Holder.