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Midco bullet damage
Midco bullet damage
Published: 2013/01/12
Channel: Rohan Amaram
cableone versus Midco
cableone versus Midco
Published: 2016/10/10
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Midco Gigabit Internet SpeedTest
Midco Gigabit Internet SpeedTest
Published: 2017/04/20
Channel: 4K VLogs
Welcome to midco.in
Welcome to midco.in
Published: 2012/11/10
Channel: Neil Shah
Sioux Falls ISP Midco vs CenturyLink
Sioux Falls ISP Midco vs CenturyLink
Published: 2017/02/09
Channel: 4K VLogs
Midco Indoor Aquatic Center Sioux Falls South Dakota
Midco Indoor Aquatic Center Sioux Falls South Dakota
Published: 2016/11/22
Channel: Marc Rasmussen
Midco Sports Tonight - USD Coach Talk 9/19/17
Midco Sports Tonight - USD Coach Talk 9/19/17
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Tonight - UND Coach Talk 9/19/17
Midco Sports Tonight - UND Coach Talk 9/19/17
Published: 2017/09/20
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Tonight - NSIC FB Recap 9/19/17
Midco Sports Tonight - NSIC FB Recap 9/19/17
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Magazine: Mini Mascot
Midco Sports Magazine: Mini Mascot
Published: 2015/09/04
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Xstream® 75
Midco Xstream® 75
Published: 2016/07/14
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Midco Sports Magazine - "Fiftieth" (Episode #50) 08.07.17
Midco Sports Magazine - "Fiftieth" (Episode #50) 08.07.17
Published: 2017/08/28
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Motorsports 6/22/17
Midco Motorsports 6/22/17
Published: 2017/06/23
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Magazine - 8.4.15 - Kitty O’Neil ‘Faster Than Fear’
Midco Sports Magazine - 8.4.15 - Kitty O’Neil ‘Faster Than Fear’
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Motorsports 6/8/17
Midco Motorsports 6/8/17
Published: 2017/06/12
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco LNB-500 Low Fire Test
Midco LNB-500 Low Fire Test
Published: 2013/04/20
Channel: SteamHeatIsTheBest
Midco Motorsports 6/29/17
Midco Motorsports 6/29/17
Published: 2017/06/30
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Motorsports 7/13/17
Midco Motorsports 7/13/17
Published: 2017/07/14
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Magazine - "All American" (Episode 51) 09.04.17
Midco Sports Magazine - "All American" (Episode 51) 09.04.17
Published: 2017/09/11
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Magazine - Armed With Heart
Midco Sports Magazine - Armed With Heart
Published: 2013/04/11
Channel: Midco Sports Network
SmartHOME Lights: Midco
SmartHOME Lights: Midco
Published: 2017/02/13
Channel: Lawrence and Schiller
Midco Sports Magazine - Lasting Connections - 2.6.17
Midco Sports Magazine - Lasting Connections - 2.6.17
Published: 2017/02/07
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Motorsports 07/20/17
Midco Motorsports 07/20/17
Published: 2017/07/21
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Motorsports 6/15/17
Midco Motorsports 6/15/17
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Motorsports 8/18/17
Midco Motorsports 8/18/17
Published: 2017/08/18
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Motorsports 7/27/17
Midco Motorsports 7/27/17
Published: 2017/07/28
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Magazine - "Life Lessons" (Episode 45) 03.06.17
Midco Sports Magazine - "Life Lessons" (Episode 45) 03.06.17
Published: 2017/03/07
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Motorsports 8/11/17
Midco Motorsports 8/11/17
Published: 2017/08/11
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Cable Provider Virus Warning
Midco Cable Provider Virus Warning
Published: 2016/09/09
Channel: Mary Greeley
Midco Sports Magazine - Menkeh Mendin
Midco Sports Magazine - Menkeh Mendin
Published: 2017/03/09
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Derek Rieckmann, Midco
Derek Rieckmann, Midco
Published: 2016/08/25
Channel: esri
Midco Motorsports 8/3/17
Midco Motorsports 8/3/17
Published: 2017/08/04
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Magazine - Husker Warrior
Midco Sports Magazine - Husker Warrior
Published: 2013/12/04
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco: Trailblazers
Midco: Trailblazers
Published: 2016/01/12
Channel: Midco
Midco Sports Magazine (11.4.14) Jessi Combs
Midco Sports Magazine (11.4.14) Jessi Combs
Published: 2014/11/24
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Motorsports 8.6.15
Midco Motorsports 8.6.15
Published: 2015/08/07
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco P4 Printer | Midco Global
Midco P4 Printer | Midco Global
Published: 2015/10/12
Channel: MIDCO Global
Xstream Gig for the Home: Midco
Xstream Gig for the Home: Midco
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: Lawrence and Schiller
Midco Sports Magazine:
Midco Sports Magazine: 'Persistence' 10.06.15
Published: 2015/10/07
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Magazine – Jason Freeman
Midco Sports Magazine – Jason Freeman
Published: 2016/12/06
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Minute 359: SD HS Football All Star Game
Midco Minute 359: SD HS Football All Star Game
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Motorsports (Ep 1) - Mark Dobmeier
Midco Motorsports (Ep 1) - Mark Dobmeier
Published: 2013/06/07
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Hosted Phone Overview
Midco Hosted Phone Overview
Published: 2016/11/09
Channel: Midco
Midco Sports Magazine - "Guidance" (Episode 49) 07.03.17
Midco Sports Magazine - "Guidance" (Episode 49) 07.03.17
Published: 2017/07/10
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Magazine - Deondre Parks - The Man from Flint
Midco Sports Magazine - Deondre Parks - The Man from Flint
Published: 2016/03/03
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Tonight - North Dakota High School Football Top Performers - Week 4
Midco Sports Tonight - North Dakota High School Football Top Performers - Week 4
Published: 2017/09/19
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Motorsports 7.30.15
Midco Motorsports 7.30.15
Published: 2015/07/31
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Motorsports 8.13.15
Midco Motorsports 8.13.15
Published: 2015/08/14
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Tom Nieman Introduces Midco Sports Network
Tom Nieman Introduces Midco Sports Network
Published: 2010/08/12
Channel: Midco Sports Network
Midco Sports Magazine - Ode to the Old Man
Midco Sports Magazine - Ode to the Old Man
Published: 2013/08/28
Channel: Midco Sports Network
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Midco
Joint venture
Industry Telecommunications,
Cable television/Internet/telephone,
Fiber-optic communications
Founded 1931 Minneapolis, Minnesota
Headquarters Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Area served
Minnesota
North Dakota
South Dakota
Wisconsin
Lawrence, Kansas
Key people
Pat McAdaragh, CEO
Parent Midcontinent Media (51%)
Comcast (49%)[1]
Website www.midco.com

Midco (until 2016, known by the full name of Midcontinent Communications) is a regional cable provider, providing a triple play service of Cable television, Internet and telephone service for both North Dakota and South Dakota, along with several communities in Minnesota and Wisconsin.[2] The company's business-class service also provides direct fiber-optic communications services via leased data circuits for larger companies.

Headquartered in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and operated as a joint venture between Midcontinent Media and Comcast, Midco provides service to 200 communities both urban and rural, serving an area that covers over 1.2 million people.[3]

History[edit]

Midcontinent Media was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1931 as the Welworth Theater Company, an operator of movie theaters. The company remained in that business until the 1990s, when it sold its theaters to various chains, including Carmike. In 1952, it bought the Midcontinent Broadcasting Company, owner of KELO-AM-FM in Sioux Falls; the company name changed to Midcontinent Media. The company also bought the construction permit for South Dakota's first television station, KELO-TV, which took to the air in 1953. Midcontinent purchased several other radio and television stations, but began exiting broadcasting in the 1990s (with KELO-TV and its satellites sold off to Young Broadcasting, currently owned by Media General), selling off the last of their radio holdings in 2004.

Midco diversified and extended its reach into other areas of the Upper Midwest, providing telephone and cable TV in rural parts of its service area, starting in the 1960s. In 1999, Midcontinent Media and AT&T Broadband (formerly known as TCI) merged their cable operations in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Nebraska into Midcontinent Communications, a joint venture between both companies. The partnership continued after Comcast's purchase of AT&T Broadband.

In the fall of 2008, Charter Communications announced their filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and the sale of some assets in non-critical areas. On October 14, 2008, an article appeared in the Fairmont, Minnesota Sentinel,[4] reporting that Charter was selling parts of their system to Midcontinent Communications, including its Bemidji and International Falls headends. Starting February 1, 2009 Midcontinent Communications took over some Charter's cable systems in Minnesota including Balaton, Bemidji, Canby, Ely, Fairmont, International Falls, Littlefork, Sherburn, and surrounding communities. Other areas in Minnesota were sold off to Comcast.[5]

In June 2011, Midcontinent Communications acquired 33,000 Minnesota and Wisconsin subscribers from US Cable.

Midco previously provided paging service, starting in 1985, but sold its paging services to another South Dakota company, Vantek Communications, in 2004. The former paging service was renamed Midco Connections.

On January 12, 2016, the company officially adopted the shortened Midco name across all of their operations, rendering it in all-caps as "MIDCO", with the new tagline of "Let's Go".[6][7]

In October 2016, Midco acquired the assets of the cable system serving Lawrence, Kansas from Wide Open West.[8]

Midco Sports Network[edit]

Midco offers a regional sports network called Midco Sports Network (formerly MC23 until August 2010) exclusive to their service in standard and high definition which carries coverage of University of North Dakota, University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University sports, along with many other smaller colleges in the Dakotas and Minnesota.[9] Midco Sports Network is also the primary television provider for Summit League men's and women's basketball, providing a game of the week along with every game in both tournaments, and they broadcast the Summit League baseball championship. All the Summit League Midco Sports Network productions are simulcast on ESPN3 for areas where Midco Sports Network isn't available.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.google.com/finance?cid=15452986&ei=EOSqVIF9zpWoAf2ngCg
  2. ^ "Midcontinent Communications Overview and Coverage". broadbandnow.com. Retrieved 2015-06-01. 
  3. ^ "About Midcontinent Communications". broadbandmap.gov. Retrieved 2015-06-02. 
  4. ^ "New cable firm seeks support - FairmontSentinel.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Info. - Fairmont Sentinel". fairmontsentinel.com. Retrieved 2016-01-19. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived April 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Schwan, Jodi (12 January 2015). "Midcontinent rebrands as Midco". Argus Leader. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "New Look for Region’s Largest Communications Company" (Press release). MIDCO. 12 January 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Valverde, Rochelle (21 October 2016). "WOW announces sale of Lawrence cable TV, internet operations; change may lead to gigabit service / LJWorld.com". Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved 5 April 2017. 
  9. ^ Press Room

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