Midco Continues DOCSIS 3.1 Gigabit Roll

Midco is now offering its Xstream Gig Internet service in Mitchell, SD. The 1 Gbps service is based on DOCSIS 3.1 and is available to both ...

Midco deploys remote PHY in SD gigabit expansion
Midco deploys remote PHY in SD gigabit expansion

Midco is now offering its Xstream Gig Internet service in Mitchell, SD. The 1 Gbps service is based on DOCSIS 3.1 and is available to both residential and business customers.

"We're proud to bring Midco Xstream Gig to the home of the World's Only Corn Palace," said Midco President and CEO Pat McAdaragh. "Midco Xstream Gig uses our state-of-the-art network to provide super-fast, reliable speeds through a modem."

Midco's first DOCSIS 3.1 deployment was in Fargo, ND, in March, followed by other deployments in the Dakotas and Minnesota, most recently in and around Forest Lake, MN. Early deployments have used CCAP gear from Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) and modems from ARRIS (NASDAQ:ARRS) and Hitron Technologies. Midco plans to add other vendors' DOCSIS 3.1 modems as they become available.

Midco says its Xstream Gig is now available to more than 70% of its customers. The company's goal is to reach 80% of its customers with gigabit by the end of the year.

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