TDS brings 1 Gig service to additional N.H., Indiana markets

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.

Already providing 1 Gbps service and its IPTV service TDS TV in other New Hampshire communities like Hillsborough and Henniker, the telco is going to offer these services in Warner and Bradford, N.H., and surrounding communities.

Set to begin in September, TDS said that the 1 Gbps service rollout will continue throughout the remainder of 2015. When TDS completes the fiber build it will offer the 1 Gbps service as part of a bundle with TDS TV service.

Over in Whitesville, Ind., TDS is simultaneously expanding its fiber network and making improvements to the town's existing fiber network infrastructure. The telco said that this latest investment will enable it to provide a suite of Internet speeds, ranging from 100 Mbps, 300 Mbps and 1 Gbps, while introducing TDS TV to customers.

Like the New Hampshire build, TDS said that the IPTV service and new set of Internet speeds are expected to go live in September.

The launch of these new markets in Indiana and New Hampshire are part of a broader initiative the telco is taking to launch an additional seven markets by the end of 2015.

Both of these communities will also be able to take part in TDS' Fiberville concept that rewards residents and neighborhoods with special offers and discounts once 15 percent of the neighborhood pre-registers for TDS TV service. When a community reaches the 15 percent threshold, "Fiberville" status is achieved and each pre-registered household receives free HD for life.

During its second-quarter 2015 earnings call, Vicki Villacrez, VP of finance and CFO for TDS, said that it "will continue to make fiber investments to achieve our goal of 25 percent of our ILEC service addresses."

For more:
- see the Indiana release
- and the N.H. release

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