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.
TDS Telecom has set an aggressive plan to expand its fiber network with plans to lay 800-900 miles of cable in 2015, a build that will support its ongoing deployment of 1 Gbps capable fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services.
TDS Telecom is serving up a new plate of 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) in Farragut and Halls, Tenn., and St. Marys, Ga., three of the latest communities to get the service this year.
TDS Telecom is extending its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) Internet product to Monroe, Wis., the latest town in its home state to get the new service.
TDS Telecom is seeing its own IP transition efforts come alive as the telco reported that it grew TDS TV and commercial managedIP connection revenue, a factor that enabled it to ease the pain of ongoing voice and wholesale revenue declines.
TDS Telecom is taking its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) data service to four southern Wisconsin communities, adding to its growing roster of fiber-based broadband communities.
TDS Telecom has partially completed a portion of its broadband stimulus-funded project in Michigan's U.P.--around Bois Blanc Island--extending broadband service to some residential and business customers.