TDS Telecom is expanding its gigabit fiber network to about 6,400 addresses in Halls Crossroads and Farragut, TN. The communities are suburbs of Knoxville.
The expansion will bring access to 1 Gbps service to new customers. It is starting now, with phased rollouts taking place over the coming months, the company says. When it is complete, the expansion – which will cost almost $8 million — will connect more than 3,400 addresses in Halls Crossroads and 3,000 addresses in Farragut. The company introduced 1 Gig service to the Knoxville area in 2015.
In addition to the 1 Gig service, residential customers will have upload speeds of 400 Mbps, TDS TV2 and phone service. Business customers will have TDS TV, Internet access and transport connections as fast as 10G via dedicated fiber, TDS managed IP and hosted VoIP.
TDS made several announcements during the summer:
- In August, the provider launched TDS Internet Security, which is designed to secure the online activity and the devices of its subscribers.
- Also that month, TDS Broadband Service LLC, a TDS subsidiary, said it will buy substantially all the cable, broadband and business assets of Continuum. The price for the Moorsehead, NC-based company was set at $80 million.
- In July, TDS selected an Android TV set-top platform from ARRIS for its TDS TV+cloud TV platform. The service was scheduled to first roll out to TDS cable operations in central Oregon. The service features 260 linear channels of on-demand content. One hundred of them are in HD.
- In July, the company added the Wisconsin communities of Wausau, Kronenwetter and Rothschild. The FTTH platform will be in place within the next three years. Also in July, TDS and the New NY Broadband Program expanded in the New York communities of Edwards, Hermon, Harpursville, Afton, Windsor and Deposit. The initiatives will provide speeds from 25 Mbps to 100 Mbps to more than 8,758 locations.