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.


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

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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.