About PFN

PFN History

PFN was formed by Baraga Telephone Company and Hiawatha Communications, Inc in 2006. The two companies realized a need for high speed optical transport throughout the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. PFN now provides transmission services through the entire Upper Peninsula, Northern Lower Peninsula, Northern WI and into Eastern MN. PFN’s parent companies have in excess of 190 combined years of operational experience in bringing transmission services to the rural telecommunications marketplace.

PFN Member Companies

Baraga Telephone Company


Hiawatha Telephone Company


PFN Information

  • PFN operates in excess of 2600 route miles of fiber in the Upper Peninsula, Northern Lower Peninsula, Northern Wisconsin and extending into Eastern Minnesota
  • Provides Optical Transmission, Tandem Transport and Switching, Ethernet Transport, TDM Transport, high volume “Core Internet” access, Wireless Backhaul
  • Member of the Indatel consortium
  • Privately held LLC in the State of Michigan
  • Headquarters: 1901 West Ridge Street, Marquette Mi  49855
  • Main Number 906-226-2010, Fax  906-387-9918
  • Sales and Business Development 906-387-6617

PFN Leadership

  • Dave McCartney – General Manager
  • Paul Stark—President
  • Todd Proehl – Network Project Manager
  • Jim Bednarek – Controller
  • Bill Tidd—Network Management
  • Thom Sumbler—Sales and Business Development