TDS Telecommunications LLC is expanding its all-fiber network to offer asymmetrical 2 Gbps service to the Magic Valley area of Idaho.
The service provider will make its services available to about 32,000 addresses in Twin Falls, Burley and Jerome. The broadband network will provide TDS TV+ service, which provides television and integrates with streaming services. Subscribers will be able to restart programs and access a cloud-based DVR service. Phone services and bundles also are available. Businesses will have access to 10 Gbps decided connections, hosted VoIP and TDS TV+.
Construction is scheduled to begin later in the year. “We are thrilled to serve the Magic Valley. With this project, TDS will bring better connections to residents, businesses, schools, public safety agencies, and many others,” Andrew Petersen, TDS’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, said in a press release about the TDS Idaho news.
TDS made quite a few service announcements last year. Perhaps most significantly, in August it made 2 Gbps service its standard for all new construction. The service provider already had moved up to that level in Spokane, Washington and Meridian, Idaho.
The company has been active in Idaho. In May 2019 TDS Metrocom said that it would build a 1 Gbps FTTH network that would serve more than 42,000 homes in the Coeur d’Alene area. Homes and businesses in Post Falls, Hayden and Rathdrum would be reached by the FTTH network, which would be more than 700 fiber miles.
Last August, the service provider said that it would build an 800-mile network in Nampa, ID that would provide the 2 Gbps symmetrical service. Construction was set to being at the end of the year.