About Us

Local People, Local Connections

We’ve been devoted to offering our friends and neighbors the services they need to stay connected since the beginning. From cutting-edge technology and innovative equipment to the best customer service, we work hard to provide you with everything you need to stay connected to who and what you love.

Our Past, Present, Future

Since our start in 1952, we’ve had one mission – to provide our rural North Dakota communities with the telecommunication services they need to connect, work, and thrive.

1952 The Beginning
1955-1958 Expanded Service Area
1968 Going the Distance
1970s Exciting Growth
1970s Upgraded Systems
1990s TV to Rural ND
1990s Fiber Network Installation
1991 United Telephone Education Foundation
1996 Formed NDLD
1996 IdeaOne & DCN Formed
1996-1998 Established Turtle Mountain Communications
2000 Groundbreaking Changes with Fiber-Optic Cable
2000s Fiber Expansion
2001 Rolla Cellular Service Expansion
2002 Began Providing Rural Wireless DSL
2003 Installation of Emergency Alert Systems
2004 Expanded Wireless Technologies
2005 Expansion of Calling Features and Compliance
2006 Tower Build
2007 Fiber Installation: Langdon
2008 Official Name Change
2009 Fiber Installation: Rolette and Rolla
2010 Fiber Installation Across Service Area
2011 Fiber Installation: Calvin
2012 60 Years of Service
2013 24/7 After-Hours Support
2014 Continued Fiber Expansion
2015 Major Platform and Service Upgrades
2016 Fiber Installation: Rural Walhalla and Bisbee
2017 Gig-Capable Provider
2017 Fiber Installation: Rolla and Munich
2018 Fiber Installation: Rural Bottineau and Willow City
2019 Smart Rural Community Member
2019 New Logo Reveal

Service Area

Providing the best services across our communities.

We are proud to provide digital television, high-speed internet, and digital telephone services to our communities throughout northeast North Dakota.

View the map to see our complete service area, and learn more about the communication services available to you by contacting us today.

Careers

We are committed to providing customers with affordable options and solving problems with innovation. Want to join the team?

There are no jobs available at this time.

To apply, please send resume and application to careers@utma.com, or mail to:

United Communications
ATTN: Kirsten
PO Box 729
Langdon, ND 58249

  • Telecom Technician
    Rolla, ND
  • Telecom Technician
    Bottineau, ND
  • Network Technician I
    Langdon or Rolla, ND

We’re seeking a full-time telecom technician at our Rolla, ND office.

Responsibilities:

  • Installation, servicing, and upgrading of customer premises equipment, and for the corresponding connection to the central office.
  • Install initial wiring or rewiring for new subscriber systems, and install and maintain multi-line key systems, PBXs, and other non-regulated equipment.
  • Carry out technical duties for diversified services such as IPTV and other wireless operations.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Read outside plant maps, locate buried communication cable, maintain outside plant pedestals and equipment.
  • Ability to do site surveys and staking sheets and work with the plant engineer on new line extensions.

Education and Requirements:

  • Two-year degree from an accredited technical college or equivalent experience.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Must pass a preemployment drug test.

Join our team as a full-time Telecom Technician at our Bottineau, ND office.

Responsibilities:

  • Installation, servicing, and upgrading of customer premises equipment and for the corresponding connection to the central office.
  • Install initial wiring or rewiring for new subscriber systems, and install and maintain multi-line key systems, PBXs, and other non-regulated equipment.
  • Carry out technical duties for diversified services such as IPTV and other wireless operations.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Read outside plant maps, locate buried communication cable, maintain outside plant pedestals and equipment.
  • Ability to do site surveys and staking sheets and work with the plant engineer on new line extensions.

Requirements:

  • Two-year degree from an accredited technical college or equivalent experience.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Must pass a preemployment drug test.

Our team is currently seeking candidates for a Network Technician I position in our Langdon or Rolla, ND offices.

The Network Technician I is responsible for assisting in the design, maintenance, and monitoring of United Communications’ Voice, Data, IPTV, Transport, and Special Circuit Networks.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain network infrastructure to provide highly reliable and exceptional service to customers.
  • Replace failed hardware and perform software upgrades on network elements.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain core transport networks including Ethernet, MPLS, DWDM, and TDM.
  • Support interior and exterior routing protocols, including OSPF and BGP.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain customer Access Platforms including xDSL, GPON, Active Fiber, T1, POTS, and VoIP / SIP.
  • Assist other departments with customer support or outages when escalated.
  • Troubleshoot and maintain VoIP and digital switching equipment.
  • Maintain DHCP and DNS servers.
  • Support and configure IPTV middleware and encryption servers.
  • Maintain DC power plant including batteries, rectifiers, inverters, associated cabling, and distribution systems.
  • Monitor alarms according to company protocol and provide resolution along with outage feedback when appropriate.
  • Create and update documentation and procedures that aid in maintaining network infrastructure.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by Network Supervisor.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Prioritize and complete multiple projects.
  • Critically think, identify problems, and provide a resolution.
  • Follow written and oral instructions.
  • Communicate and present information effectively.
  • Travel overnight occasionally for maintenance, training, meetings, and conferences.
  • Preferred knowledge in cyber security.
  • Required to be in an “On Call” rotation.
  • May be required to lift and carry weights up to 50 pounds.
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.

Education and Experience:

  • Degree in Telecommunications, Network, Information Technology or Computer Science.
  • Two or more years’ work experience in telecommunications, networking, computers, or other closely related fields.
  • Cisco certifications or comparable preferred.
  • Willingness to expand knowledge through on-the-job training.

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