May 2023

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May 2023

Supporting our Volunteers

PICTURED: Andy Otterness, Combination Technician, presenting Ronald Franzen, Chief of the Fort Atkinson Fire Department, with donation. Part of our mission at AcenTek is to show support for the communities we serve. Beyond the company’s position on this, there is also proof that this desire exists within the members of our team. Each quarter our

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June 2024

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June 2024

Rural Dakota to Benefit from Fiber Build

On Tuesday, June 25th, AcenTek held their groundbreaking event for the Dakota fiber build. The local provider of Internet, Voice and Video services is replacing their copper facility with fiber optics. This upgrade will provide rural residents with much faster internet speeds of up to 1 Gig. Among those who attended the event held at

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June 2024

New Area Code Coming Soon

One year ago, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved adding a new area code in southern Minnesota served by the area code of 507. This change means callers will need to dial the area code plus the phone number when dialing. This change goes into effect July 30th. Forecasts suggest that there will be no

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April 2024

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April 2024

Casual Day Committee Donates to Allendale Area

On March 14th, our AcenTek office in Allendale, Michigan, celebrated Pi Day by enjoying various types of pie. While staff enjoyed the “holiday” with food, they decided it would also be appropriate to give food. An in-office food drive was organized by the Casual Day Committee as this seemed like the perfect time to collect

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March 2024

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March 2024

Director Henderson to Retire

This spring, AcenTek will have a board member retire. Representative for Houston County, Gene Henderson, will retire in April after 34 years of serving on our Board of Directors.   Director Henderson’s background is in financial services, where he worked for more than 20 years. In addition to knowing the ins and outs of the financial

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February 2024

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February 2024

An End to ACP

On January 11th, the FCC announced that the ACP (Affordable Connectivity Program) is expected to end in April 2024 unless more funding is received. The information makes providers aware that they will need to “wind down” the ACP. Details went on to explain that the last fully funded month for the ACP will be April

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February 2024

New Area Code Coming to Minnesota

Forecasts suggest that the 507 area code will be completely exhausted by early 2025. To make sure new telephone numbers are available, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission approved the addition of the new 924 area code to the 507 area code region. This process is known as an area code overlay. Adding the 924 area

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October 2023

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October 2023

Casual Day Donates in Michigan

In support of community, our staff in Allendale recently made donations to important organizations in the Allendale area. Two donations went to area libraries. The Allendale Township Library and Coopersville Area District Library each received $600 from AcenTek. Two more donations were made to organizations who help by awarding scholarships. Six-hundred-dollar donations were also given

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October 2023

Legistlators Visit AcenTek Office In Mesick, MI

On August 30th, four legislators and two staffers visited our Mesick office to discuss the broadband improvements AcenTek has been deploying. Senators Michele Hoitenga, Roger Hauck and Rick Outman, along with Representative John Roth and staffers Mindy Hernandez and Dakota Baker came to see, firsthand, the process behind providing fiber fed services to our customers.

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May 2023

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May 2023

Growing our Fiber Footprint

PICTURED: Our fiber project begins in Fort Atkinson. With the help of our partners, Cooperative Network Services (CNS) and West Union Trenching, the work began in town in early May. The year has gotten off to a busy start when it comes to our fiber construction. The goal of AcenTek is to bring fiber to

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