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Rural Internet

High-Speed Rural Internet

Living in a small town or outside of town is a choice, not a limitation. With Midco Fixed Wireless Internet, you can connect all your devices with reliable, high-speed internet without worrying about contracts or maxing out your data.1

Where is Midco Rural Internet Service Available?

Our Midco Edge OutSM approach is focused on helping close the digital divide with fixed wireless technology. We’re committed to bringing fixed wireless internet to more areas in 2020 and beyond.

Currently, these internet packages are intended for new and current customers eligible for Midco Fixed Wireless Internet (located in portions of Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota). If you are eligible for other Midco Internet services, see what packages are available for you.2

Looking for Business Internet?

Midco Business Rural Internet

Why Choose Midco Fixed Wireless Internet?

Work Without Buffering

Connect, stream, surf and more without waiting for your internet to catch up.

No Data Caps or Overage Charges

We don’t limit your internet use or slow down your speeds if you’re online a lot.

Extenders Available

Whether it’s a barn or workshop, you can connect more than one building.

Faster, Reliable Internet

Unlike satellite, your signal should not be affected by normal weather conditions.3

"We absolutely love where we live, but there are struggles living on an acreage. One of those struggles has been finding a reliable internet service. Midco finally provides exactly what we need, and the best service we have ever seen."
Anna Limoges, Beresford, SD

Fixed Wireless Internet Packages

Midco Fixed Wireless Internet 50

$9995

per mo.
  • Download speeds up to 50 Mbps3
  • Upload speeds up to 10 Mbps

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Midco Fixed Wireless Internet 35

$6995

per mo.
  • Download speeds up to 35 Mbps3
  • Upload speeds up to 5 Mbps

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Midco Fixed Wireless Internet 25

$5995

per mo.
  • Download speeds up to 25 Mbps3
  • Upload speeds up to 3 Mbps

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Midco Fixed Wireless Internet 10

$4995

per mo.
  • Download speeds up to 10 Mbps3
  • Upload speeds up to 1 Mbps

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Midco Fixed Wireless Extender

$20

per mo.
  • Connect another building on your property

Email Extras Included

All Midco Fixed Wireless Internet packages include up to 10 email accounts, with up to 5 GB of storage space per account and free email spam and virus protection.

Reliable Rural Phone

Gain peace of mind with reliable home phone services – available in select fixed wireless areas. Plus, you’ll also benefit from features such as unlimited long-distance and call forwarding.

HOME PHONE

What to Expect at Installation

On-Site Review

After you order, a Midco technician will come to your house and work with you to find the best place to install the antenna on your property.

Installation

Our professional technician will install your antenna and the wireless router at your home. Each installation is unique, depending on your property.

Ready to Go

The technician will test your internet thoroughly and help you connect your devices.  Then you can start streaming, gaming and surfing as you wish!

What's New with Rural Internet

Taking the Bull Out of Rural Internet

The annual bull sale is one of the biggest days of the year for this family operation. Although it happens in rural North Dakota in February, Midco Rural Internet ensures online bidders can have the same access as if they were sitting in the bleachers.

Building Better Broadband: Business Internet that Works in Small Town America

No matter where you live, businesses need reliable internet to keep up with the demands of daily commerce. Midco enjoys helping people and businesses live a better connected life.

Helping You Thrive with Better Rural Internet Options

With new technology helping to close the gap, rural customers have more choices when it comes to internet. Check out how the different rural internet options compare to each other.

Efficiency on the Farm

In northwest Minnesota, just 20 miles from the Canadian border, 1,000 people call Hallock home. Its a regional entertainment and outdoor recreation destination – and a thriving agricultural hub.

A Solid Connectivity Backbone

“It's important for us to have good, reliable internet on the farm,” said Kevin Klein. “We can research parts and equipment – things that we can't get locally we can get online. Every day, we're getting emails from local elevators based on what commodities did overnight, what they think is going to happen during the day.”

 Real-Time Updates

“I can have everything at my disposal through my iPad or my phone – and I don't go anywhere these days without my iPad next to me,” said Erik Younggren. “You don't have to live in a big city to create or live your dream. You can live in a small town where it's peaceful and quiet and low crime and still live your dream.”

Fixed Wireless FAQ

Midco Fixed Wireless Internet relies on wireless signals and antennas, but unlike satellite, your antenna isn’t pointed at the sky. Fixed wireless internet uses point-to-multipoint signals, meaning your antenna points at equipment on top of a nearby water tower, elevator or other tall structure that is connected to the Midco Network. 

This enables us to bring reliable internet to customers in remote locations that we’re unable to reach with fiber or cable. And with extenders, it enables you to connect more than one building on your property to high-speed internet.

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Yes. There is a one-time $100 installation fee, which you will see on your first month’s statement.

Yes. Someone authorized on your account will need to present during the entire installation process. Standard installations take approximately four hours.

No. For the best possible implementation, we require a professional, Midco technician to install this internet service.

No. We do not require long-term contract for residential services.

No. Midco Internet packages have no data caps – so you can stream or surf as much as you want.

No. Midco Fixed Wireless Internet doesn’t use phone lines for the connection. You can, however, add Midco Home Phone separately.

No. We don’t do residential site surveys. We come onsite with the intent to fully install your internet service. However, if we’re unable to get a proper signal to your location, there are no costs or obligations to you.

The size of your antenna will depend on how strong of a signal we can get at your residence. Our smallest antennas are 6 in. by 6 in., and the largest is approximately 12 in. by 18 in.

Fixed Wireless Support

Need help? Check out our online support.

Fixed Wireless Support

1 Service coverage requires connectivity to a Midco fixed wireless tower. A professional Midco technician will visit your home to locate the best signal with the intention of performing a full install. However, if we are unable to get a proper signal to your location, there will be no cost or obligation to you.

2 Services may not be available in all areas, and some restrictions apply. Contact us or call 1.800.888.1300 to check serviceability.

3  Actual internet speeds may vary depending on your computer or mobile device’s capability and the number of devices accessing the internet at once. Higher speeds may also be impacted by third-party equipment such as your router or the limitations of wireless and home networking technology.

4 Capacity and/or connectivity can be periodically impacted by unusual conditions, such as extreme weather, that could misalign antennas. Contact us for help if you suspect this has occurred.