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Growing Together:
The Dakota Carrier
Network Story

Dakota Carrier Network began in 1996 as a unique partnership between our 13 Owner companies. The partnership continues to grow as we work together to help businesses, banks, hospitals, and government entities trust their technology and focus on what matters most.

DCN is owned by  13 independent rural broadband service providers. 

Together, we have made significant investments in fiber infrastructure:

  • DCN and our Owners have more than 70,000 miles of fiber deployed across North Dakota.
  • Collectively, we employ more than 1,000 people that live in, work in, and give back to our local communities.
  • Our Owners have a collective total plant investment worth more than $1.4 billion in North Dakota, and they have invested more than $100 million per year in fiber construction for each of the past five years.
  • Our Owners represent all the major local independent broadband service providers and serve customers in nearly 400 communities – more than 85 percent of all the exchanges in the state.

North Dakota has been honored by several publications and organizations as having one of the best data networks in the United States. We’re proud to say that the State of North Dakota has deployed our network to bring gigabit network technologies to every school district and government body in the state.

Our Owner Companies

Meet our Leadership Team

Our talented team brings the experience and knowledge you need from your technology solutions provider.

Seth Arndorfer

Chief Executive Officer

Jesse Heck

Director of Operations

Troy Walker

Director of Sales and Marketing

Meet our Sales Team

Mark Aslakson

Wholesale Sales Manager

Todd Domres

Manager of Owners and Government Relations

Jennifer Guthmiller

Commercial Sales Manager

Valerie Schwantes

Account Executive

Craig Walz

Account Executive

Our Sales Team would love to hear from you – please Contact Us!

DCN News

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Careers at DCN

A career at Dakota Carrier Network is one of the most rewarding options possible for an individual who shares our commitment to the region and its progress. If you are selected to join the DCN team, you will play a direct role in helping North Dakota organizations achieve the highest possible communication capability.

To view and apply for open positions, please click here.