Midcontinent Plans Network Expansion

Aug. 5, 2013
Midcontinent Communications plans to begin a 15-month construction project spanning nearly 270 miles from its operations in downtown Sioux Falls, SD, to the 511 Building in Minneapolis, MN. The 511 Building is a redundancy center housing backup and offsite disas...
Midcontinent Communications plans to begin a 15-month construction project spanning nearly 270 miles from its operations in downtown Sioux Falls, SD, to the 511 Building in Minneapolis, MN. The 511 Building is a redundancy center housing backup and offsite disaster redundancy, and also serves as a connection point across networks. Construction is scheduled to begin in October, with an anticipated completion date of December 2014.The project will provide Midcontinent with a third access point to the 511 Building, directly connecting Sioux Falls to Minneapolis through southern Minnesota. The third connection is intended to deliver an increased level of service for customers in that area with upgraded underground fiber. It's also intended to provide enhanced redundancy for the Northern Plains Network (NP NET) across all of Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota.

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