April 27, 2022 – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) will begin construction on a high-speed, all-fiber internet network in portions of several Vermont communities later this year.
The projects will deliver what’s known as the “gold standard” of internet connections to residents and businesses in communities including Baltimore, Cavendish, Ludlow, Perkinsville, Plymouth, Weathersfield, Northfield, and Roxbury. More than 9,000 addresses within TDS’ footprint will have access to the network.
The network will feature up to 2Gig internet download and upload speeds. According to a Fiber Broadband Association report, only 43 percent of households in the United States have access to fiber, putting residents in these communities in a select group with such high-quality internet service.
“As the pandemic showed, a strong internet network is crucial to a community’s infrastructure. We are pleased to expand our all-fiber internet network in the Green Mountain State and bring better connections to residents and businesses,” said Drew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs.
TDS has been doing business in Vermont since 1970. In addition to private investment, TDS is leveraging Alternative Connect America (ACAM) funds to expand and improve broadband service in rural areas.