TDS Completes Acquisition of Sun Prairie Assets

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MADISON, Wis. (May 8, 2017) — TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS®), a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., announces the purchase of the telecommunications assets of Sun Prairie Utilities (SPU) in Sun Prairie, Wis. Earlier this year, TDS announced plans to acquire the SPU assets...Learn More

TDS Launches 1 Gigabit High-speed Internet Service for Businesses

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April 24, 2017 — Today, TDS Telecom (TDS®) announces the availability of 1Gig high-speed internet service for commercial customers in six states, including: Georgia: St. Marys Indiana: Roachdale, Tipton Minnesota: Monticello, Winsted New Hampshire: Chichester, Contoocook, Farmington, Hollis, New London, Wilton Tennessee: Farragut, Halls, LaVergne,...Learn More

TDS managedIP Footprint to Expand, Sees Great Opportunity in Acquired Cable Markets

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An announced TDS managedIP footprint expansion will bring the hosted VoIP service to businesses in 80 new communities, which are served through cable properties acquired by TDS over the years. The properties are located in several states, including Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas...Learn More

CFO: TDS Telecom Fiber Take Rates Exceed Expectations

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TDS Telecom fiber take rates are exceeding expectations in the 28 markets where the company has deployed fiber to support broadband service at rates up to 1 Gbps, said Vicki Villacrez, chief financial officer for the company, in a presentation at a financial conference yesterday....Learn More

$212 Million in Broadband Funding Awarded to 26 Carriers Including FairPoint, Frontier, and TDS

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The state of New York this week awarded nearly $212 million in funding to bring broadband to parts of the state where service is not available today or is only available at low speeds. The broadband funding awarded went to 26 companies, including cable companies,...Learn More

TDS Signs LOI for Municipal Broadband Acquisition, Adds Fuel to Debate

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TDS announced its intent for a municipal broadband acquisition from Sun Prairie Utilities of Sun Prairie, Wisc. A non-binding letter of intent gives TDS ownership and management of the fiber network constructed by Sun Prairie. “SPU has built a strong fiber broadband network and has...Learn More

TDS A-CAM Broadband Support Will Total $75 Million Annually

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TDS Telecom will be able to improve broadband service to a majority of the company’s wireline locations in the U.S. thanks to a 10-year $75 million annual cash infusion from the FCC high-cost universal service program, the company said yesterday. TDS is one of about...Learn More

TDS Goes 50/50 with State to Expand Minnesota Rural Broadband

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TDS Telecom (TDS) announced last week it would receive $3 million in Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) funds and invest another $3 million to expand and improve rural broadband services in parts of Crow Wing and Cass Counties. Elaborating, TDS said it...Learn More

TDS “Very Pleased” with Revised A-CAM Broadband Funding Offer

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At least one rate of return carrier appears satisfied with the revised A-CAM broadband funding it was offered in late December. Addressing investors at a financial conference yesterday, TDS Telecom corporate relations executive Jane McCahon referred to the company’s revised offer as a “positive development.”...Learn More

TDS Launches New TV App

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December 29, 2016 – A new, free TDS TV Companion App from TDS® Telecom, turns smartphones and tablets into personal TV remote controls. The new functionality comes as part of a user interface upgrade, which also brings an updated look and feel to the TDS...Learn More

2016: A Big Year for Telecom M&A

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The past year was a big one for telecom M&A. Telecompetitor covered more than two dozen mergers and acquisitions in 2016 and they involved numerous facets of the industry. Here’s a summary of key trends and how they are reshaping the communications service provider playing...Learn More

Ericsson, U.S. Cellular 5G Field Test Achieves 9 Gbps Peak Speed

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Conducting an experimental field trial of next-gen 5G wireless technology in Madison, Wisconsin, Ericsson and U.S. Cellular announced peak throughput of 9 Gbps over 787 ft. and 1.5 Gbps over one mile. The Ericsson, U.S. Cellular 5G field trial involved the installation of 56 radios...Learn More

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