As seen in the September 7, 2010 COMPTEL Connection
Enventis Telecom, Inc. (Enventis)
Headquarters Location: Duluth, MN
Q: What does your company do and how long has it been in operation?
A: Enventis is a leading network integrator and provider of high-capacity fiber and data services in the Midwestern United States. Enventis’ widely varied customer base includes regional and national telecom carriers, LECs, ISPs, wireless carriers and other service providers. Established in 1997, Enventis is a subsidiary of HickoryTech Corporation (NASDAQ: HTCO).
Q: To what do you attribute your company’s success in the communications industry?
A: Enventis has been successful in the telecommunications industry due, in part, to our regional focus and our strong emphasis on providing exemplary customer service.
Q: What have been the biggest obstacles your company has faced in the marketplace?
A: Enventis has a strong regional presence throughout Minnesota and is working to expand further into a five-state region, but we continue to encounter hurdles in gaining national visibility.
Q: What do you see as your greatest challenges going forward?
A: One challenge Enventis is working to overcome is managing continued growth, both within our organization and as a result of ongoing mergers and acquisitions within the industry.
Q: What have been some of your company’s most recent achievements (new customer wins, new service/product deployment, etc.)?
A: Enventis has been successful in expanding into new markets – including Fargo, N.D.; Sioux Falls, S.D.; and Des Moines, Iowa – and in deploying 10G service across our entire network.
Q: Why is it important for your company to be a COMPTEL member?
A: COMPTEL provides great industry insight particularly with regulatory and legislative issues. There also are excellent networking opportunities available, such as the annual conventions and trade shows.