Midco has struck a cooperative agreement with Arvig, giving it an additional 4,000 fiber route miles to address new and existing business service opportunities in Minnesota.
This agreement will complement Midco's Northern Plains Network, which already spans 8,400 fiber route miles throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
The additional route miles it will get from its relationship with Arvig will be available as Type 2 network extensions.
By establishing this arrangement, Midco will help Arvig to address business customers' needs in Minnesota communities such as Duluth, Marshall, the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, Rochester and St. Cloud.
Since Midco has certified the Arvig network, business customers that need fiber and networking solutions in the Arvig geographic area will still receive the same service level commitments and reliability they already get from Midco Business and its core network.
Another benefit is a single point of contact for services. Customers throughout the Upper Midwest can call on just one service provider rather than two.
Being able to provide a level of consistency over both networks is important as Midco looks to attract more business customers with its expanded network footprint. Business customers, particularly larger enterprises with multiple offices, will want to know that their service works regardless of what networks their data is traveling over.
While Midco and Arvig are regional Tier 2 and Tier 3 providers, this latest pact illustrates the growing desire for fiber-based services in markets where large incumbent telcos and cable operators either can't or are unwilling to serve business customers.
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