TDS Telecom may not be the largest telco, but its ongoing buildout of 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service in Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets is helping raise is its overall broadband service provider profile.
TDS Telecom may be making waves with its own 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services for residential, but the telco is being no less aggressive with its own fiber-to-the-building (FTTB) initiatives for businesses in the territories it serves as an ILEC and as a CLEC.
TDS Telecom reported that while first-quarter wireline revenues rose 7 percent to $279 million due to an increase in residential broadband and IPTV services, it saw slight declines in its wholesale and business service segments.
TDS Telecom is working to take a big lead over cable incumbent Time Warner Cable in Southeastern Wisconsin's broadband race by offering its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband data and IPTV service to residential customers in Bohners Lake and Wheatland.
CenturyLink is providing a new competitive challenge to local cable operator Charter Communications and fellow ILEC TDS Telecom by launching its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service for residential and SMBs in La Cross, Wis.
TDS Telecom's 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) drive may not have the same sizzle as Google Fiber's, but the telco's aggressive move to expand the service into rural towns like Hollis, N.H., shows that the demand for service is not just a big city phenomenon.
CenturyLink, Frontier Communications and TDS, three telcos that have a long heritage of serving Tier 2 and Tier 3 markets, are taking diverging paths on what they think about the FCC's passing of new rules to reclassify broadband service under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act and Section 706 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.
TDS Telecom's ongoing buildout of fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and bonded VDSL2 broadband into new and existing markets has helped drive up both its broadband and IPTV subscriber bases.
TDS Telecom has sold off three of its ILEC properties in North Carolina to Wilkes Communications, a move that illustrates the ongoing consolidation of the independent telco market and TDS Telecom's move to fund the expansion of its broadband network reach.
TDS Telecom has set an aggressive timeline to deploy fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services in its wireline territory, with plans to get to 25 percent of its access lines this year.