Press Release

July 15, 2021 — TDS Telecom (TDS®) has reached agreement with city officials from Socorro, New Mexico to build an upgraded communication network capable to deliver up to 1,000Mbps/1Gig internet, TV, and phone service.

“We are pleased to take this important first step to provide high speed broadband to the City of Socorro,” said Josh Worrell, business development manager at TDS. “We look forward to partnering with the community to bring TDS’ fast and reliable internet speeds to homes and businesses, connecting them to the world.”

TDS commends community leaders for their commitment to creating a smart city for their constituents.

“It is with great excitement and pleasure to inform you high-speed broadband services are heading to our community,” said Ravi Bhasker, mayor of the City of Socorro.

“TDS is stepping up to provide state-of-the-art broadband services to our city. TDS has committed to upgrading their facilities to be capable of supplying our community with broadband speeds that are required in today’s work-from-home, learn-from-home, entertainment at home, and tele-med environments. We are grateful TDS is willing to increase their investment in our community and provide services that we know are critical to the city’s economic growth. I look forward to expanding and continuing our long-term, mutually beneficial relationship with TDS.”

Currently, TDS provides TV services to the residents of Socorro. The new project is private sector investment and is currently in the pre-construction phase. Construction on the network is expected to begin in 2022. Once completed the network upgrade would enable 1Gig internet speeds along with TDS’ sophisticated video product and phone service to roughly 5,300 new addresses.

“Communications services are vital, particularly now, and customers depend on the speed, service and reliability, and fair prices we deliver,” said Worrell.

Along with 1Gig internet speeds, the growth of TDS’ fiber footprint also expands the availability of TDS TV®+. TDS’ cloud-based TV service combines live TV—broadcast channels, regional sports content, and national cable channels—with subscription-based streaming services.

TDS TV+ uses smart technology to provide custom recommendations based on a customer’s viewing habits. The service includes a voice-activated remote that allows customers to have quick access to the full functionality of their TV experience. Customers can also stream live TV and recordings on personal devices at home or on-the-go with TV Everywhere.

This network expansion offers business customers internet access and transport connections up to 10Gig via dedicated fiber and TDS managedIP, a hosted VoIP communications solution. TDS TV® is also available to business customers in the fiber footprint.

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