Fiber To The Premise
Fiber To The Premise
FTTP experience dating back to the first two RUS field trials.
Project Management
Project Management
Experienced project managers provide for efficiency

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Communication Network Engineering, Inc.

Welcome to CNE

Who we are...

Formed through the acquisition of two well-respected and industry-leading telecommunications engineering firms, Communications Network Engineering (CNE) is a 100% employee-owned company with locations in Fargo, North Dakota, and New London, Minnesota. Because we’re an employee-owned company, we are all owners and responsible for our success. As a result, we hold each other accountable to do the right work for the right reasons. We are professional engineers, and we take that responsibility very seriously. As an industry leader, CNE offers planning and funding, COE and OSP engineering, operations assistance, mapping/right-of-way/permitting and IT services. Our interactive approach with our clients results in finding the right solution for the application.
The CNE team provides services to telecommunications providers including rural cooperatives, privately held corporations, municipalities and county governments, and is among the industry leaders in FTTP engineering/deployment. CNE has experience with FTTP dating back to the mid-1990s. Our leadership team and key staff members were involved with the first two RUS FTTP field trials, and their combined experience and insight are second to none. We currently provide services for clients in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. With a dedicated and experienced staff, CNE strives to keep our clients in the forefront of this fast-changing telecommunications industry and do so at affordable costs to our clients. In 2021, CNE was acquired by Moore Holding Company. Moore Holding Company is based in West Fargo, North Dakota, and aims to bring the advantages of an ESOP to a larger group of employee-owners by expanding their family of companies and fulfilling their mission of serving a sustainable community of employee-owners.



OVER $ 350 Million




OVER $ 200 Million

Managed OSP

Sample Projects

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Client Testimonials

Review from our clients
I highly recommend CNE to any company with communications engineering needs. They have always had a very responsive staff, who have provided creative solutions on a timely basis. In the last two decades we have trusted CNE to help our small company keep up with the fast pace of innovation in our industry. They have done an exceptional job.
Sid Sherstad

Sid Sherstad

GM, Siren Telephone

…we have been extremely pleased with the working relationship, the quality of the services provided and their willingness to accommodate us to meet our needs and expectations… The engineering and consulting services that were provided was a major factor in the success of our fiber to the premise projects completed throughout all of our exchanges, as well as the current project initiated with the awarded stimulus funds.
Kevin Beyer

Kevin Beyer

GM, Federated and Farmers Telephone


2023 Summer Internships | IT/Network Analyst & OSP Engineering Technician

Offering internships to students and those early in their careers is one of our greatest joys. We pride ourselves on […]

Hiring OSP Engineer | Multiple locations

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Meet the Team | Joe Dahlen

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Reflections of 2022 ESOP Month

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