For the fourth time, Arvig has accepted the NTCA-- The Rural Broadband Associations' Smart Rural Communities Showcase award.

This year, Arvig accepted the award on behalf of the city of Pelican Rapids. The Smart Rural Communities initiative recognizes and celebrates the efforts of rural telecommunication providers and their communities in making their community vibrant places to live and do business, according to a news release.

Arvig recognized 13 organizations in the Pelican Rapids community that helped achieve the award.

Arvig, which is based in Perham, also accepted the award on behalf of Perham in 2015, of Melrose in 2016 and Walker in 2017.

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