TDS extends 300 Mbps FTTH, IPTV to Andover, N.H.

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TDS Telecom (NYSE: TDS) has made Andover, N.H., as the latest stop in its fiber to the home (FTTH) drive, offering consumers a mix of 300 Mbps data and IPTV service.

This deployment also will include its Fiberville concept, which rewards residents and neighborhoods with special offers and discounts once 15 percent of a neighborhood pre-registers for TDS TV service. When the Fiberville status is achieved, each pre-registered household can choose an upgrade--either free HDTV or a higher Internet speed tier--for life.

The service provider plans to start installing equipment to support the first neighborhood installations of TDS TV and the 300 Mbps tier this month.

Available on either a standalone service or as part of a TV bundle, the 300 Mbps service includes Remote PC Support.

Andover is one of several markets where it is offering the 300 Mbps service.

In December, it announced that it began delivering the faster tier in parts of five of its ILEC markets, including Tennessee, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, Georgia and Minnesota, where it currently offers its FTTH service.

The debut and expansion of the 300 Mbps tier follows the 100 Mbps FTTH service it introduced in Halls and La Vergne, Tenn., and Monticello, Minn., in June.

Looking forward, the service provider plans to bring the TDS TV service to other surrounding New Hampshire towns, including Boscawen and Salisbury.

"We have some New Hampshire markets that are pretty upscale and that 300 Mbps product is going to go great there," said Matt Apps, manager of product management and development (Internet) at TDS Telecom, in an interview with FierceTelecom.

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