Northland to expand service

By Cameron Rasmusson
Reader Staff

Thanks to a $50 million investment secured in October, Northland Communications is rolling out a suite of upgrades to its serviceable area.

The company announced last week that it plans to roll out capital improvements that will boost network speeds up to 100 megabits per second. The company will further boost service potential by the end of 2019 with one-gigabit plans.

“We’ve received all of the necessary funding upfront to deploy the new network enhancements, and we plan to invest the entire $50 million by the end of next year. We are excited to be able to offer 100-meg internet service across our footprint to residential and business customers in our community, and we’re looking forward to testing a one-gig service next year,” said Vince Reinig, Northland Technical Operations Manager, in a press statement.

To help guide the expansion of services in small- and medium-sized areas, Northland hired Ed Butler, a commercial services executive with 20 years of experience in the field.

“We’re looking to partner with local municipalities and city organizations as well as enterprise-level customers to build solutions tailor-made for their needs,” said Reinig.

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