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Internet Service doubles speeds for Midcontinent Customers

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Midcontinent Communications has launched MidcoNet Xstream Wideband Internet service to deliver unprecedented speed and capacity to their more than 250,000 residential customers. The service offers up to 100 Mbps downloads and 15 Mbps uploads - speeds unmatched in the three-state area Midcontinent serves. ESPN3.com was also added to Midcontinent's service as part of the upgrade.

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Technology upgrades translate into download speeds of up to 100 Mbps in an area where 3 Mbps is the average. The network's low latency enhances gaming, VPN connections and movie streaming for customers. Faster upload speeds move online activities, such as stock trading and video conferencing closer to real-time. Increased upload speeds also decrease wait times for online file storage and photo uploading.

For the past nine months, Midcontinent Communications has converted its cable system from analog to digital, clearing the way for data expansion. Digital takes up one-tenth of the bandwidth used by analog, leaving more room to transfer data. By adopting channel bonding technology, Midcontinent has created eight times the space previously available for data. Speeds up to 300 Mbps now flow into individual neighborhoods, offering faster, more reliable Internet service.

Current Midcontinent customers will automatically be upgraded to the substantially increased speeds, allowing them to access information faster with reduced lag time. For instance, MidcoNet Xstream Wideband 3.0 delivers two times faster download speeds and three times faster upload speeds than MidcoNet Ultimate Broadband, previously Midcontinent's highest level of service.

Find more information about MidcoNet Xstream Wideband at www.XisNext.com.

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