Over $3.5 million was distributed to Paul Bunyan Communications members. The communications company distributed their Capital Credit return to members earlier than usual.
Current members with a distribution amount of fewer than $100 will receive a credit applied to their June bill, and checks have been mailed out for those with distribution amounts greater than $100.
“It’s been a very challenging year for everyone and it has been amazing to see our region come together in the face of all the challenges of the pandemic. Our cooperative has continued working hard behind the scenes to get those without an internet connection and support our communities. We wanted to help our membership again this year by returning their share of our success now rather than in the fall as we normally do” said Gary Johnson, Paul Bunyan Communications CEO/General Manager.
“For over 65 years we have been providing the latest in technology at cost. There is no membership fee to join Paul Bunyan Communications and there are no annual membership dues. All you need to do is subscribe to either one line of local phone or Broadband Internet service and you become a member. You get the latest in technology backed up by our talented team of over 130 local employees that all live and work here” added Dave Schultz, Paul Bunyan Communications Chief Financial Officer.
“In a highly competitive industry with national competitors, our cooperative has been successful because we put our region and our members first. We don’t have to worry about customers all over the place like in Sioux Falls, Fargo, Minneapolis, or anywhere else. Our investments go here, back into our network, our services, and our communities.” added Brian Bissonette, Paul Bunyan Communications Marketing Supervisor.