TDS Telecom is now offering its growing 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) product in Mt. Juliet and La Vergne, Tenn., two markets where it had already offered fiber-based 100 Mbps broadband service.
Similar to other markets where it has launched the 1 Gbps service, such as Monroe, Wis., and various New Hampshire towns, TDS says it will be "available for immediate installation, as part of a TDS TV bundle."
While TDS had already offered TDS TV and FTTH service in these two towns, TDS TV had only been available in parts of Mt. Juliet so the service will be now more widely available.
The service rollout in these additional Tennessee markets comes as no surprise. Matt Apps, manager of Internet Product Management and Development at TDS, told FierceTelecom in a previous interview that "we're going to our existing IPTV-enabled markets and getting them Gig-enabled."
By purchasing the 1 Gbps data and TV bundle, customers will get a Connected-Home DVR, more than 260 all-digital channels, including more than 100 in HD, on-demand TV and movies, pay-per-view, and on-the-go viewing options. Customers also have the option of purchasing wireless set-top boxes and will automatically get Remote PC Support at no additional cost.
Unlike its larger telco brothers AT&T (NYSE: T) and CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) and insurgent provider Google Fiber (NASDAQ: GOOG), TDS Telecom has taken a different route with its 1 Gbps deployments. Instead of targeting large markets, the telco has been targeting Tier 2 markets that have been traditionally underserved or have had little options for broadband service.
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