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COMMUNITY IMPACT

School Partnership Program

Arvig’s School Partnership Program invests money in what students and teachers need most—technology, books, supplies and everything that makes a classroom a better place to learn. Customers can sign up to have $1 of their monthly internet payment donated to a school of their choice. Joining the program costs you nothing extra.

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Coat donation

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

Community investment

Our communities are stronger when we collaborate, volunteer, serve and contribute. Arvig gladly provides financial support to communities in our region, annually giving back hundreds of thousands of dollars to communities to benefit economic development, education, scholarships and events, and sponsor local organizations and fundraisers.

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COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

Scholarships

Arvig’s scholarship programs help propel the academic careers of students in our region, and we’re proud to provide a financial boost to the next generation of professionals and leaders. Arvig offers the Royale B. and Eleanor M. Arvig Memorial Scholarship, the Foundation for Rural Service scholarship and the Minnesota Telecom Alliance Foundation scholarship.

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COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

Future leaders

Every summer, Arvig sponsors a high school student from our service area to attend the annual Foundation for Rural Service Youth Tour. The event sends more than 100 high school students from across America to Washington, D.C., where they get a first-hand look at the legislation and governmental process of the telecommunications industry.

Parade partners

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

Parade partners

Every summer, local non-profit groups volunteer to represent Arvig in several area community parades. The groups carry the Arvig banner and hand out toys and candy to parade-goers. In exchange for representing Arvig, we give the groups a $200 donation to benefit their organization.

Connecting Minnesota

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

Connecting Minnesota

Arvig is well underway in a 10-year effort to improve or bring broadband service to more than 30,000 rural Minnesotans. Arvig receives funding from the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Alternative Connect America Cost Model (ACAM) program and Minnesota’s Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant to help cover the cost of infrastructure improvements and build-outs.

Computer recycling

COMMUNITY ACTIVITY

Recycling

Arvig wants to be part of the solution to cut down on electronic waste waste in our region. Arvig hosts several computer recycling weeks each year to collect and properly dispose of unwanted and unused computers and accessories. Since 2013, our recycling program has kept thousands of old computers, monitors, keyboards, printers and accessories out of landfills and the waste stream.

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COMMUNITY IMPACT

Charitable giving

The communities we serve are also the communities we live and work in. We know our friends, families and neighbors live here, too. To ensure our communities are vibrant and dynamic places to live, we take an active approach to invest in community causes throughout our service footprint through donations, sponsorships and volunteerism.

“The Arvig family has always been at the forefront of a lot of nice fundraisers and donations. They’ve always encouraged their employees to be involved in the community. Not only have they done a great job of growing their business, they’ve done a great job growing the community. They’ve donated millions back to the communities they’re in—especially Perham, so I thank you.”

— Dennis Happel

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