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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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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April 2023

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April 2023

AcenTek Announces New Internet Speeds

AcenTek announced improved speeds on their Extreme Velocity Internet (fiber) package. The announcement came with the added perk of unchanged pricing of the package. Residential customers who have Extreme Velocity will get 500Mbps download with 500Mbps upload, an improvement from the 200Mbps they had been receiving. This change is a result of the company’s desire

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December 2022

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December 2022

AcenTek’s Mesick Office Donates to Food Pantry

Our Mesick office recently used Casual Day contributions to make a donation to an area food bank. River Free Methodist Church Food Pantry received $600 from AcenTek this month. Non-uniform employees can choose to pay for the luxury of dressing casually for work. That money is then matched by the company and donated to non-profit

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December 2022

AcenTek Awarded $3.2 Million Grant for Rural Dakota

AcenTek was recently notified that they will be awarded a $3.2 million dollar grant from MN Office of Broadband Development Grant Program. An estimated 486 underserved households, 34 underserved businesses and 88 underserved farms in Winona County will be receiving fiber optic services. Customers with fiber optic services enjoy faster internet speeds, more reliable services and experience no service limitations due to their remote location. The

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December 2022

AcenTek Donates to Food Pantries in Michigan

Casual Day contributions from Allendale staff were recently given to area food banks. Allendale Love INC Food Pantry and Coopersville Cares Food Pantry each received $600 in December from AcenTek. Non-uniform employees can choose to pay for the luxury of dressing casually for work. That money is then matched by the company and donated to

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