America’s Expanding Broadband Networks Continue to Grow: The Midwest Pt. 2

America’s Expanding Broadband Networks Continue to Grow: The Midwest Pt. 2

As America targets efforts towards connecting every community to robust broadband – including the distribution of more than $40 billion in federal funds for building new networks – cable providers continue to do what they have always done: build out their networks to reach as many Americans as possible.

With network expansions continuing to happen nationwide, here are a few more examples of projects that work towards the national goal of connecting every American. To learn about other projects highlighted in previous blogs, be sure to check out


Midco is building a state-of-the-art fiber-to-the-premises network in the city of New Richmond, connecting 10,000 homes and small businesses to 5 Gbps symmetrical speeds.


Charter has extended its fiber network to more than 1,700 homes and small businesses in Arcadia, Bear Lake, Brown, Dickson, Manistee, Norman, Onekama, Pleasanton, Springdale, and Stronach Townships. The project is part of the company’s $5 billion RDOF-related investment in unserved rural communities.


In the community of Detroit Lakes, Midco has connected 1,200 homes and businesses to its new fiber network. By the end of the project, the broadband provider will connect the whole Detroit Lakes region, adding more than 2,000 homes and small businesses on top of the 1,200 previously connected.


Comcast recently announced it is officially launching residential and business services in Manhattan, IL. The network expansion brings speeds above 1 Gbps to the community as part of the company’s $1.4 billion network investment in the state of Illinois.


In the towns of Rutland and Williams, Mediacom has expanded its fiber network as part of its rural expansions in the state. Residents can now access 2 Gbps speeds. The broadband provider has built fiber in 12 communities in partnership with the state, a partnership that has helped Mediacom connect more than 1,600 rural locations in Iowa.


In eastern Ohio, Comcast is expanding its fiber-rich network to more than 17,000 homes and businesses in Mahoning County. The project will connect Poland Township and Poland Village, as well as Boardman Township and the City of Struthers, giving residents access to Comcast’s full suite of offerings.


Charter is extending its fiber network to almost 5,900 homes and small businesses in rural and unserved parts of Gibson County. The buildout will deliver gigabit speeds and other Spectrum service offerings to the rural county.