TDS lures consumers with 200 GB of cloud-based storage

TDS Telecom is offering consumers a new option to back up their data with TDS Backup Online service, enabling it to derive new add-on service revenues from its growing broadband customer base.

As a cloud-based service, TDS Backup Online can work on up to five PCs and includes 200 GB of storage.

Casey Thompson, Product Development manager at TDS, said in a release that "with 200 GB, our customers can store about 100,000 pictures, 50,000 MP3s, or 20 high-definition movies."

Customers can purchase TDS Backup Online is available for $5.95 per month or at a discounted rate when bundled as part of its Plus Pack. In addition to the 200 GB of storage space, customers can get continuous data protection, automatic file backups and file and folder sharing.

Another potential draw of the new service is that its automation allows customers to set it up only once. It also offers customers the flexibility to access, organize and share any file in seconds.

Offering a new cloud-based storage service makes sense for TDS Telecom, particularly as it looks to attract more copper-based and, where it's available, FTTH broadband subscribers. The service could provide TDS with another add-on revenue stream that will create stickiness with existing and potentially new broadband customers.  

For more:
- see the release

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