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Are you ready to cut the cord?

By | June 26th, 2017|Fiber Internet, Team Fiber, Tech Talk|

An increasing number of people are walking away from satellite and cable service and choosing streaming content. It’s a phenomenon called cord cutting. With the right equipment, you can bring your choice of content right to your television. Let’s highlight a few of the popular streaming options. The Apple TV is a device that connects [...]

UPS Systems: Surge Protection with Battery Backups

By | May 18th, 2017|Fiber Internet, Team Fiber, Tech Talk, Uncategorized|

Here’s a painful scenario we’ve all experienced. You’re totally engrossed in a major project on your desktop computer and neglect to save your work when the power flickers. The computer screen goes dark and the computer reboots, and your heart sinks as you realize your hard work is lost. If you’re using a computer or [...]

Fiber Open Houses

By | April 11th, 2017|Events, Fiber Internet|

Fiber internet fever is spreading across southwest Michigan as Midwest Connections continues building its communications infrastructure. Come test drive fiber-speed internet at one of our fiber open houses. Staff will be available to answer questions, and technology stations will be available for interested individuals to test the service experience and determine if it’s right for you. [...]

April 2017 Construction Update

By | April 5th, 2017|Construction, Fiber Internet|

The winter of 2016-17 was unpredictable at best. The early months that typically bring snowfall and ice brought unprecedented tornadoes and crazy wind storms in this unusual year. The good news is we were able to keep construction moving through most of the mild season, and are now ahead of schedule! What are we hearing [...]

Which Reality Do You Choose?

By | March 23rd, 2017|Fiber Internet|

  Dorothy, we’re definitely not in Kansas anymore. We’re pulling back the curtain in our 2017 Oz to see the latest advancements in the virtual space. What is the “virtual space”? In today’s world it includes two different forms of technology: Augmented Reality (AR) blurs the line between real and computer-generated worlds by enhancing the [...]

Welcome to the World of Live Streams

By | February 28th, 2017|Fiber Internet, Tech Talk|

Remember the days when your internet experience started with a series of noises and beeps and gave you a 56Kbps connection? We’ve come a long way as many of today’s smartphones provide a 12Mbps connection! Ever-changing technology opens up all kinds of possibilities, and one of the exciting new trends is live streaming. A live [...]

February 2017 Construction Update

By | February 10th, 2017|Construction, Fiber Internet|

Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow last week, but if six more weeks of winter look like the first half of the season, we’re in good shape! Mother Nature has helped us keep construction crews at work during this unusually mild winter; great news as we enter the third year of our five-year southwest [...]

Cool Yule

By | December 20th, 2016|Fiber Internet|

You already know Midwest Connections has the fastest speeds in southwest Michigan but did you know that upgrading your service will ensure a better high-definition experience? Check out all of our plans and select the best one to fit your needs. Upgrading your plan is easy, and you can do it yourself with these simple steps: Log [...]

November/December Construction Update

By | November 28th, 2016|Construction, Fiber Internet|

No one in the tiny village of Mendon ever thought they would enjoy a high-speed internet experience, but Team Fiber has changed all of that. In fact, on November 9 Sharon from Mendon became our 3000th lit subscriber! Mendon is just one of many rural communities across southwest Michigan that is experiencing the life-changing difference [...]

Getting Started

By | June 27th, 2016|Fiber Internet|

Upgrade Your Speed with SmartHub

By | June 23rd, 2016|Fiber Internet|

Upgrading your plan is easy, and you can do it yourself with these simple steps: Log into SmartHub Click on My Services Click on My Internet Scroll down to select a new plan and click the Add to Cart button Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click the Checkout button Review the cart details and follow [...]

Bundle & Save

By | March 18th, 2016|Fiber Internet|

Why choose just one Service? Bundle your internet and telephone together and enjoy a $10 double-play discount! Adding a service to your existing account is easy! Just log into your myFiber Account and click on "Add New Service" in the Quick Links menu. If you'd rather talk to one of our customer care representatives you can call us [...]

Word on the Street: Fiber Rules!

By | February 17th, 2016|Fiber Internet|

For those of you now using our fiber internet solution, this probably won’t come as a surprise. For those still patiently (or not so patiently) waiting, this should just reaffirm your commitment. People LOVE their fiber service. We survey our newly-installed customers to measure their satisfaction, both with the scheduling and installation process and the [...]

Game Changing Speeds

By | February 11th, 2016|Fiber Internet|

Fiber Internet from Midwest Connections is a game changer, especially for online gamers who know the frustration of lag. You can be a highly-skilled player, but your character has little chance of survival without a super-fast and reliable connection. Upgrade your service to a Symmetrical Speed Plan for the best gaming experience!

Curl Up & Tune In

By | January 18th, 2016|Fiber Internet|

Now that you have high-speed fiber Internet from Midwest Connections you have lots of options for where and how you watch movies. The best movie theater is wherever you want it to be, like under your cozy fort on a cold winter’s day using a tablet. Combine your high-speed fiber Internet with an online streaming service like [...]

Celebrating Our 1000th Installation

By | November 19th, 2015|Fiber Internet|

We’re all about getting everyone hooked up as quickly as possible with their new fiber service, and this week we hit a MAJOR milestone! On Wednesday, our installation tech Gary Martin had the honor of lighting up our 1000th customer, our great friends at the Cass County Council on Aging. The local non-profit had fiber [...]

More Creative Crowdsourcing

By | November 11th, 2015|Fiber Internet|

The Crowd continues to grow at a steady pace. Current crowd-dwellers are doing a phenomenal job of spreading the word as we have a lot of very organic growth from all zones. We fully expect to have our 1000th customer lit by Thanksgiving. It’s been a great first year! Expecting some exciting things to happen [...]

The RIGHT Ways to Build Your Zone

By | October 21st, 2015|Fiber Internet|

We recently shared an update and photo about how folks in and around Mottville are using some simple yet effective methods for growing their zone. And it continues to work as we regularly have new members from that area signing up for service. We saw some crazy overnight growth over the last couple of months [...]

Grassroots Action in Mottville Zone

By | September 22nd, 2015|Fiber Internet|

We recently spotted this homemade sign in Mottville, and just had to share it! There are a lot of ways to do grassroots work to build your zone, and this is a great example! The Mottville Zone has continued to grow at a steady pace, and is now at the top of the list for [...]

A Word of Encouragement to Remote Backers

By | September 17th, 2015|Fiber Internet|

This is one of the cool views we can see from the administrative side of our TeamFiber crowd website. Looks a little like a really bad case of chicken pox, but it’s actually a visual view of “the crowd.” With over 800 customers now active and enjoying their fiber internet, these dots represent the 700+ [...]

Something GIG and Second 2016 Build

By | August 31st, 2015|Construction, Fiber Internet|

We’re excited to share two GIG announcements with our crowd! If you’re in the crowd and already have active service, you’ll hear this and more in a separate email. Sorry for the repeat, but we’re just that excited to spread the word! Today we’re launching the first Gig-speed internet service to hit southwest Michigan. Up [...]

Take Fiber Service for a “Test Drive” at Community Open House

By | May 28th, 2015|Fiber Internet|

Here’s another “sign” that high-speed internet is coming to southwest Michigan! Some of you will see these popping up on your streets or in your neighborhoods. Your turn is coming; we promise! In the meantime, we have another opportunity for you to help build your zone. On Wednesday, June 10 we are hosting a community [...]

What About Southeast Michigan?

By | May 14th, 2015|Fiber Internet|

Yesterday was a HUGE day in "The Crowd" as we welcomed more than 400 new members to the #TeamFiber family. Welcome to all of those who have officially signed on for the southwest Michigan Rural Broadband Revolution. Lots of questions from our southeast Michigan members. We are implementing the fiber infrastructure for our utility communications [...]

Calling Cards Now Available

By | April 14th, 2015|Fiber Internet|

Facebook and Twitter are blowing up with your comments and enthusiasm about fiber internet. Everyone is excited that it’s coming, and everyone wants to know when! As we’ve been explaining, the “when” beyond 2015 is largely in your hands. Remember, this is a very grassroots effort and our members are largely driving the next-step construction [...]

Grassroots at its Best

By | April 6th, 2015|Fiber Internet|

We had a call on Good Friday from a reporter at Fox 28 who was interested in doing a story on our fiber project.  We haven’t done a major media announcement yet, and were curious how they learned about us. Seems one of their cameramen, also a co-op member, got his letter about service being [...]

Get in the ZONE!

By | March 30th, 2015|Fiber Internet|

In less than one week, 318 folks Joined The Crowd. It was fun to sit back and watch the interest pour in after we launched the #TeamFiber campaign! Some have asked about the zones and what that means. Let’s break that down just a little. We split our southwest Michigan service area into 20 different [...]

On the Ground-Floor of Something HUGE

By | March 24th, 2015|Fiber Internet|

Have you ever felt like you were on the ground-floor of something HUGE? We occasionally hear a co-op member talk about the day the lights first came on, and can only imagine how life changing it must have been. Electricity wasn’t a given in the early half of the 20th century, particularly for those in the [...]

Welcome to the Crowd!

By | March 23rd, 2015|Fiber Internet|

We’re excited to launch this new site, and can’t wait to see how our members engage at a grassroots level to build interest in their zones. While our 2015 construction plan is fully developed and shown in the green portions of the map, everything beyond 2015 is up for grabs at this point. So if [...]