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10G

10G: The Next Great Leap for Broadband

In the last several years, Midco has successfully deployed gigabit internet speeds to 90% of our footprint. We’re now building on that great success, and taking things to an exciting new level.

  • Together with U.S. and international cable providers, Midco will deliver a 10G platform, which ramps up the one gigabit offering today to speeds of 10 Gbps and beyond.
  • 10G provides fast symmetrical speeds, low latency, unmatched reliability, extra compute capabilities and rock-solid security for the broadest range of customers.
  • Midco will invest $500 million over the next 10 years.

10G is a joint effort of NCTA – The Internet and Television Association, CableLabs and Cable Europe. In addition, Intel has declared it will be one of the first providers to create the silicon that will power the next step of the 10G network experience.

The 10G Vision

“The 10G Vision is to create a seamlessly connected smart world, enabling technology that will reinvent the way we live, and empower experiences for people. After our successful launch of gigabit internet to 90% of our Midco footprint, this is the next great leap for broadband.”

- Pat McAdaragh, Midco President & CEO and Member of the NCTA Board of Directors

Read the Full Announcement

10G on the Midco Network

Over the past several years, Midco has been building and enhancing its network technology to prepare for the massive needs of the future.

More Fiber

The Midco Network is already well prepared for 10G in locations such as Fargo, Dickinson and Annandale, because we’ve built fiber-deep – closer to our customers – to ready our network paths for 10G performance.

Reliability

As Midco prepares for 10G, there will be ongoing reliability benefits for all levels and speeds of Midco internet services – including fiber, cable modem internet and fixed wireless internet.

Mobile 5G

Midco already delivers fiber so mobile providers can meet customers’ bandwidth demands. Our current network and future 10G platform compliment mobile providers’ plans to deploy 5G networks.

A World of Innovation Powered by 10G

More than just a speed increase, 10G is a generational shift that will power smart communities, businesses and homes of the future. As shown in this video, 10G will inspire innovators to create technologies to run on the broadband network of the future. 10G will spark opportunity for future innovations that change the way consumers, educators, businesses and innovators interact with the world, such as:

  • Remote diagnostics and more advanced medical care
  • 4K and 8K HD movie streaming
  • Super high-resolution graphics and responsiveness for gamers
  • A virtual world of holodecks and interactive video walls
  • Long-range augmented reality for businesses