TDS partially completes Oklahoma broadband stimulus project

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TDS Telecom has made another step towards bringing broadband to more hard-to-reach residents by completing another American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus-funded broadband Internet project around Kellyville, Okla.

When construction on this project is completed early this summer, TDS will be able to offer nearly 900 residents, including subscribers that live around Cyril, Elgin, Fletcher and Inola, a broadband connection.

For this project, TDS will install about 40 miles of fiber-based cabling and 25 cabinets that will house necessary Broadband Loop Carrier (BLC) and related electronics throughout its Oklahoma Communication Systems territory.

By using the ARRA grant funding, TDS said it has been able to expand broadband access to more than 28,000 households across the country.

The service provider continues to make progress with its broadband stimulus projects. It recently completed a similar project in its home state of Wisconsin, which has extended service to 1,900 households. In addition, it partially completed projects in Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee.

For more:
- see the release

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