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 Educational 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
2020 Updated Network
2020 Completed Fiber to the Home Installation
2021 Installed a ROADM Network
2022 Initiated Implemention of XGS-PON
2022 70 Years of Service

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?

To apply, please send resume and application to careers@utma.com, or mail to: United Communications ATTN: Hiring Manager PO Box 729 Langdon, ND 58249
There are no positions available at this time.

We’re seeking a full-time Human Resources Generalist at our Langdon, Rolla, or Bottineau, ND, locations. This position will lead and direct the routine functions of the Human Resources (HR) department, including interviewing staff, administering benefits and leave, and enforcing company policies and practices.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Partners with the leadership team to understand and execute the organization’s human resources and talent strategy, particularly as it relates to current and future talent needs, recruiting, retention, and succession planning.
  • Provides support and guidance to management and other staff when complex, specialized, and sensitive questions and issues arise; may be required to administer and execute routine tasks in delicate circumstances, such as providing reasonable accommodations, investigating allegations of wrongdoing, and terminations.
  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits; researches and proposes competitive base and incentive pay programs to ensure the organization attracts and retains top talent.
  • Creates learning and development programs and initiatives that provide internal development opportunities for employees.
  • Oversees employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field required.
  • A minimum of three years of human resources experience preferred.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly desired.

Annual Report

Check Out Our 2020 Report

See what’s happening at United Communications, including a message from our General Manager and President, student scholarships, and more.