Midco invests $500 million in fiber network surrounding Sioux Falls, SD

July 7, 2021
Fiber Forward is an expansive investment that uses the company’s robust fiber network and next-gen fiber technology to bring 10 Gig speeds to the region.
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In Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Midco announced it is is "leaping ahead" with its Fiber Forward initiative, an expansive investment that uses the company’s robust fiber network and next generation fiber technology to bring 10 Gigabit 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's president and CEO Pat McAdaragh.

McAdaragh added, “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.”

Fiber Forward will begin this year in the Sioux Falls area and surrounding communities to deliver fiber upgrades, enhanced product offerings, and increased broadband performance. Over the next few years, more than 150,000 homes and businesses throughout South Dakota will benefit from the program's future-proof investment, stated Midco.

“Connecting the entire state of South Dakota to high-speed internet is a top priority of mine as governor,” commented South Dakota 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,” added 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."

The company's statement concluded, "Midco knows that a strong, reliable network not only tightens our connection to each other, it connects our region with the world. Fiber Forward will lead to improved economic development, education and quality of life in our communities."

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