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Microsoft Launches Techspark Initiative

North Dakota is one of six states the program will be

FARGO, ND —┬áNorth Dakota is one of six states Microsoft is launching its initiative “Techspark.” It aims to drive economic development by providing broadband internet to the entire state within the next five years. They also plan to do so by creating more computer science programs in North Dakota high schools. There are currently only three high schools in the…

Bringing Everyone Up to Speed: Midco Breaks Ground on New Fargo Data Center

It's one of the first of its kind in the region

FARGO, ND — A $12 million Midco facility is coming to Fargo. It’s one of the first of its kind in the region. In a world where technology is constantly changing, there are still some people who don’t have access to high speed internet. Midco is working to change that. “With the way the world is working today, I don’t…

#drivebydunkchallenge Sweeping the Internet

You don't have to be a basketball player from Duke to participate

NATIONAL — Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge? Celebrities, politicians and ordinary people threw buckets of ice over themselves to raise money for charity. But the latest challenge sweeping the internet is a little more active…and you don’t have to be a basketball player from Duke to participate. The #drivebydunkchallenge has people driving around their neighborhoods and slam dunking a ball…

Uber Adds In-App Tipping Service

Tipping is the first of many changes in the "180 Days' of Change" Initiative to fix the driving experience

FARGO, ND — Riders can officially tip their Uber drivers. The ride sharing company launched its in-app tipping service nationwide. This is the first of many changes in Uber’s 180 Days of Change initiative to improve its experience for drivers after years of misconception. “I don’t know if it’s more people misunderstood or Uber misleading people thinking they weren’t supposed…

Minnesota Suing CenturyLink for Allegedly Overbilling Customers

Attorney General Lori Swanson filed the lawsuit in Anoka County District Court

  MINNESOTA — Minnesota is suing CenturyLink for allegedly over billing customers after quoting lower rates. Attorney General Lori Swanson filed the lawsuit in Anoka County District Court. It argues that the Louisiana-based company has frequently charged people higher monthly rates for internet and cable than they were quoted and refused to honor the lower price. A company spokesman said…

MIDCO Customers Experience Outages

According to the company website, those outages are being addressed.

Customers of MIDCO are experiencing outages at this hour. According to the company website, those outages are being addressed. On their homepage, the company states: We believe we have isolated the cause of an outage this morning and resolution is underway. Services should be improving minute by minute. Also Midco internet service is intermittent. We will post updates here and…

Broadband Internet Coming to More Rural Minnesota Communities

More than 16,000 households, 2,200 businesses and 71 community organizations will benefit

  Minnesota State Officials announce more grants have been secured to help households and business in the state get broadband internet access. Officials say more than 16,000 households will be given access as well as 2,200 business and more than 70 community organizations. The expansion will also allow 42 projects across the state to be funded and given access. The…