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Midco Invests $500 Million in Next Gen Fiber – Fiber Forward Launches in Sioux Falls
July 6, 2021 – Sioux Falls, SD: 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 South Dakota will benefit from the future-proof investment. Fiber Forward will begin this year in the Sioux Falls area and surrounding communities to deliver fiber upgrades, enhanced product offerings, and increased performance.
“Connecting the entire state of South Dakota to high-speed internet is a top priority of mine as governor,” said Governor Kristi Noem. “Midco’s significant investment in our state is helping make that vision a reality. The faster speeds that they are bringing to South Dakota communities will help drive our economy forward for years to come.”
"Midco has a long history of being a strong corporate citizen in our community, and this investment is another commitment that will add significant value for residents in the Sioux Falls area,” said Sioux Falls Mayor Paul TenHaken. “I look forward to seeing how this technology platform will support innovation in industries from health care to education across Sioux Falls."
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.