Pre-Registration is  open now! Construction will begin Spring 2025.

Project Information

Click the links below to see a full project map, download a drop permit form and fill out a digital application for service.

Construction Area Map

Drop Permit

All new customers must complete a drop permit before Red River Communications or its contracts can enter your property. 

Pre-Register for Service

We are now accepting service pre-registration for businesses and residents in rural North Hawley. Click the link below to complete the online form. We will contact you in January 2025, to complete your full application for service. 

Project Status: Rural North Hawley

Fiber Construction Build Process

Services Available with Fiber

FiberFAST Internet

With speeds up to 2.5 gigs and unlimited data caps, you’ll have plenty of speed to stream, work, learn, and play.

Digital TV

Over 200 digital HD channels. It’s TV that works without a dish and no matter the weather.

Local Phone

Keep your same phone number and get great features like UNLIMITED long distance.

ARLO Cameras

Enjoy peace of mind that connected cameras provide. Installed and serviced by us!

CONSTRUCTION & PROJECT UPDATES

We have BIG news! Red River Communications is bringing fiber broadband to businesses and residents in rural North Hawley, Clay County, Minnesota. This page is your central location to project updates, service information and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH)?

Fiber to the home (FTTH), also called fiber to the premises (FTTP), is the installation and use of optical fiber from a central point directly to individual buildings, such as residences and businesses, to provide high-speed internet access. FTTH dramatically increases connection speeds available to computer users compared with technologies now used in most places.

What will fiber mean for me?

Red River Communications expects to start a fiber-to-the-premise project in August of 2023. This high-speed option rivals many large cities, enabling residents unparalleled ability to work, learn, and play online at speeds exceeding many gigabits per second.

  • Highest quality and most reliable connection.
  • High-speed Internet at rates up to 1 gig!
  • Equal upload and download speeds are fantastic for streaming video, music downloads, photo sharing, online banking, web surfing, online gaming, and so much more!
  • Feature-rich phone service with crystal clear connection.
  • Increased productivity for businesses.
  • Increased property value.
What services can I get with Fiber internet?
  • Your fiber connection will give you  access to Red River FiberFAST™ internet with equal upload and download speeds up to 1 gigabit, plus seamless whole-home connectivity with our FiberFASTWIFI. As a bonus, you get the FREE Red River Connect Wi-Fi app to control every aspect of your smart home.
  • Digital TV with over 200 channels
  • Local phone service with unlimited long distance

Will you need to install equipment?

Yes. A professional installation technician will visit your residence or place of business to prewire your building for service. 

After our main line fiber construction is complete, we will underground bore the fiber to your home/business. 

When we are ready to “turn on” your service, we will return to install your FiberFast Wi-Fi equipment and assist you with setting up your home network. 

How long will installation take?

Depending on the services you subscribe to, your installation of services will take approximately 1-3.5 hours on the day of your appointment.

What services can I get with Fiber internet?
  • Your fiber connection will give you  access to Red River FiberFAST™ internet with equal upload and download speeds up to 1 gigabit, plus seamless whole-home connectivity with our FiberFASTWIFI. As a bonus, you get the FREE Red River Connect Wi-Fi app to control every aspect of your smart home.
  • Digital TV with over 200 channels
  • Local phone service with unlimited long distance

Why choose Red River Communications?

We have been a part of the communities we serve since 1951. From the first phone lines installed in Kent, Minnesota to the high-speed fiber internet throughout the southern Red River Valley, we have continued to push our communities to the technological forefront.

We are local. It means that your dollars stay local, and our profits stay in the communities we serve; plus, we support local first responder teams, supply scholarships to graduating high school seniors, and volunteer at local events. 

Contact Us Today

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