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Midco opens new Sioux Falls headquarters, launches Beyond Gig services

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SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO)– After spending the past 15 years near Benson Road and I-29, Midco has now officially moved its corporate headquarters back to downtown Sioux Falls. A look at what’s behind the change and the new announcement the internet provider made at today’s ribbon cutting in tonight’s Your Money Matters.

“Midco originally spent a lot of time in its earlier years downtown, and we thought it would be good to get back here,” Midco President Tom McAdaragh said.

Midco started downtown back in 1931 and is excited to return with a new corporate headquarters inside the Lumber Exchange Building near 8th and Railroad.

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“These offices are more for those that work in the office environment, you know, the finance and HR, executive, those types of teams,” McAdaragh said.

Midco has over 1,900 employees across its service region, including more than 750 employees working in Midco’s many buildings across Sioux Falls.

“We also have a technical operations center where our field teams, you know, go out each day,” McAdaragh said.

Those teams of technicians have been busy over the past two years, building out the company’s $500 million investment into the Fiber Forward initiative.

“Installing new fiber, bringing that closer to our customers, putting in new hardware and electronics,” Midco Chief Operating Officer Ben Dold said.

During Monday’s ribbon cutting, Midco also announced the kickoff of the Beyond Gig program.

“Through the upgrades that we’ve been making, customers are experiencing a higher class of service already. Without making any changes, we will have a higher speed tier available for those that want to go truly beyond gig up to that top tier,” Dold said. 

The Beyond Gig internet service is now available for most Sioux Falls customers, just the beginning of the new higher speed potential Midco will be able to offer through its upgraded fiber network.

“Through continued enhancement upgrades, we look to bring gigabit level upload speeds over our network as well into the future,” Dold said.

Midco’s leaders say the change in office space was also sparked by the pandemic and the move to more of their employees working from home at least part of the week, it’s also one of the reasons higher-speed internet is even more in demand in KELOLAND. 

Written by: The Dam Rock Station

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