TDS may be a sizeable wireline telco, but in areas where it operates as a competitive provider serving businesses it faces a number of challenges in getting access to wholesale services from other larger ILECs like AT&T and Verizon.
TDS Telecom said it is on track to launch in Tipton, Ind., with 1 Gbps Internet and IPTV service market in November, moving it closer to reaching its goal to equip seven new markets this year.
Frontier and TDS Telecom agree with COMPTEL and Level 3's recent FCC petition that all service providers should be able to get competitively priced access to local power utility poles to expand their broadband networks.
TDS Telecom is continuing its aggressive 1 Gbps FTTH expansion plan, announcing that it is bringing service to two new towns in New Hampshire and one town in Indiana.
TDS Telecom is extending its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home and accompanying IPTV-based TDS TV service to Waunakee, Wis., the latest in several markets where it is going to offer its fiber-based residential services.
TDS Telecom is moving ahead with its targeted fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV services build with plans to roll out services in an additional seven wireline markets by the end of this year.
TDS Telecom is anxious to get more of its business customers to subscribe to its growing managedIP service and is offering businesses that buy a Polycom VVX500 phone to use with their managed service a second phone for a penny.
A 1 Gbps FTTH service may be enticing in terms of the nearly ubiquitous speed it provides, but it's hardly a fit for most consumers. Instead, a number of ILECs--including CenturyLink, Consolidated and TDS Telecom--are finding that their 1 Gbps buildouts are creating a broadband "halo effect."
TDS Telecom has taken another step in offering a nationwide VoIP service with the launch of its expanded multi-location offering.
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.