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

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

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

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

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

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

TDS Implements Analytics Using Equinox

Nashville, Tennesee —  November 22, 2016 —  Leading telecom solutions supplier Equinox Information Systems announced today that TDS Telecom, the 7th largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S., has deployed the TeleLink usage analytics and reporting platform. The decision to select and implement TeleLink...Learn More

TDS InterLinx Acquisition Continues TDS Broadband Acquisition Strategy

TDS Broadband Services, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems (TDS), has signed an agreement to purchase Utah-based fiber network operator InterLinx and its retail subsidiary Tonaquint. The TDS InterLinx acquisition is the latest in a string of broadband carrier acquisitions that the company has...Learn More

TDS Named to Fortune 500

CHICAGO, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), a leading provider of telecommunications services, announced today that the company has been named to the Fortune 500, Fortune’s annual list of the largest corporations in the United States ranked by revenue....Learn More

Bend Broadband 300 Mbps Tier Tied to Revised Broadband Cap Policy

A new Bend Broadband 300 Mbps tier was introduced by the TDS owned cable operator, along with a revised broadband cap policy. Bend Broadband was purchased by tier 2 telco TDS for $261 million in September 2014. The Bend Broadband 300 Mbps tier is part...Learn More

TDS® Announces Hacker Alert for Mobile Devices

MADISON, Wis. (April 26, 2016) –– Worldwide 23 million mobile devices are infected with malicious software known as malware. A form of hostile software, malware is used to disrupt computer operations, gather critical user data, and display unwanted advertising. To help combat this ever-growing threat,...Learn More

Coming Soon: 50 Gigabit States

It’s been almost three years since former FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski set a goal of having at least one gigabit network in every state by 2015. The year is now over and by Telecompetitor’s tally, we didn’t quite make it – but we’re close.  We...Learn More

Windstream Gigabit Launch Plans Detailed

Windstream announced Friday that it has begun a trial of gigabit service in Lexington, Kentucky and that the company will launch service in Lexington and four other markets in the first half of 2016. Those four markets are Lincoln, Nebraska; Sugar Land, Texas; Concord, N.C....Learn More