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About: Why Choose


With the best service, everybody wins

Does choosing an internet service provider feel a little like a carnival game? Flashy offers, big promises and odds of a good experience that come down to a game of chance. In the journey of finding the best service, Arvig stands apart. Never accepting the status quo, Arvig’s teams strive to constantly grow, innovate and improve services that deliver the best performing and most sought-after broadband solutions for homes and businesses.


Arvig history

Since our start in 1950 as a small telephone company in eastern Otter Tail County, Minn., Arvig has grown into one of the largest independent telecommunications companies in the nation. Through the decades, we’ve embraced change, taken risks and found opportunities to grow and improve.

Today, we’re a technology leader, providing business and residential solutions for internet, television, phone, security, Hosted PBX and fiber transport.

Leadership Team

About: David Arvig

David Arvig

Vice President and COO Arvig Enterprises, Inc.

About: Staci Malikowski

Staci Malikowski

Chief Financial Officer

About: Dave Schornack

Dave Schornack

Director of Business Development and Sales

About: Mark Birkholz

Mark Birkholz

Director of Customer Operations and Southern Markets

About: Ben Wiechman

Ben Wiechman

Director of IP Strategy and Engineering

About: Lori Meader

Lori Meader

Director of Human Resources

About: Shaun Carlson

Shaun Carlson

Director of Enterprise IT

About: Lisa Greene

Lisa Greene

Director of Marketing

About: Ashley Arvig

Ashley Arvig

Vice President/COO Arvig Answering Solutions

About: Brett Christiansen

Brett Christiansen

Director of OSP Operations

Board of Directors

About: Board of Directors

Pictured left to right:

  • Rick Vyskocil, Treasurer
  • Marvin Ward*
  • David Arvig*, Vice President and COO Arvig Enterprises, Inc.
  • Allen Arvig*, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Carmen Arvig*, Secretary
  • Ashley Arvig*, Vice President/COO Arvig Answering Solutions
  • David Pratt

*Denotes family member


Employee ownership

Arvig became an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) company in 2002. Today, 40 percent of Arvig is employee-owned. As employee-owners, every employee has a stake in the company’s success, and that is what drives the employees’ commitment to collaboration and together, finding new and better ways to serve our customers and communities. Employees are empowered with a sense of ownership and a belief that their work, along with shared company values, contributes to the company’s success.

About: Employee Ownership
About: Recognized


Recognized around the region

Arvig has been recognized around Minnesota as being a stand-out place to work. Our award-winning workplace is a reflection of strong company values and a commitment to a positive culture. The company’s 900+ employee-owners are actively working to create an environment where each other wants to come to work each day. Built on values including ownership, engagement, efficiency, and knowledge, employees have a stake in the company’s success and are driven through a diverse set of roles to deliver excellent experiences for customers.


Addressing the digital divide

In 2017, Arvig elected to accept a share of funding from the Federal Communications Commission’s Alternative Connect America Cost Model program, with the goal of bringing internet speeds of at least 25 Megabits per second (download) and 3 Megabits per second (upload) to rural areas in the Arvig service area. So far, Arvig has successfully built or improved internet networks in dozens of rural communities, with more areas targeted for improvement in the coming years.

About: Underserved Communities
About: Find More


Find more at Arvig

With history in Minnesota going back to 1950, Arvig is the largest independent broadband provider in Minnesota. Today, Arvig’s fiber network spans 16,500 route miles. Serving a 9,000 square-mile service area, Arvig provides residential internet with speeds up to 10Gb, business internet with speeds up to 100Gb, Managed WiFi, managed voice services including Hosted PBX, streaming television, managed IT, security systems, Proactive DDoS Mitigation, traditional phone service and more.