July 8, 2021 – Bismarck, ND: Midco is leaping ahead with Fiber Forward, an expansive investment that uses the company’s robust fiber network and next gen fiber tech to bring 10 Gig (10G) speeds to the region.
“Fiber Forward is an investment in people. This transformative fiber upgrade will benefit the many folks that we serve,” said Midco President & CEO Pat McAdaragh. “Two years ago, we announced our vision to bring 10G to everyone. It will provide fast symmetrical speeds, low latency, unmatched reliability, and rock-solid security. After much research and testing, we’re set to deploy a mix of next gen fiber technologies to our customers.”
Over the next few years, more than 150,000 homes and businesses throughout North Dakota will benefit from the future-proof investment. Fiber Forward will begin this year in Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, and the cities’ surrounding communities to deliver fiber upgrades, enhanced product offerings, and increased performance.
“This major investment by Midco strengthens North Dakota’s status as one of the most connected states in the nation,” said Governor Doug Burgum. “High-speed broadband throughout our entire state has been a priority of our administration, and this infrastructure is an essential building block to keeping our communities connected through reliable, affordable internet.”
“Midco’s launch of next gen fiber is a significant investment in our community that will bolster technology and lead to increased connectivity, economic and educational opportunities in the region, now and well into the future,” said Bismarck Mayor Steve Bakken. “This is an exciting investment in our community.”
Fiber Forward will lead to improved economic development, education and quality of life in our communities. Midco knows that a strong, reliable network not only tightens our connection to each other, it connects our region with the world. Advancement, innovation and collaboration are at our fingertips.
At Midco, the future is fiber and already underway.