TDS offers 8-gig fiber broadband to more than 75 U.S. communities

Dec. 19, 2022
The new services will pair with a 2-gig service, launched last fall, that had been the operator’s previous top tier.

TDS Telecom says it now offers up to 8-gig symmetrical fiber broadband services in more than more than 75 communities across its U.S. fiber to the premises (FTTP) footprint. The new services will pair with a 2-gig service, launched last fall, that had been the operator’s previous top tier.

The service also will be available to new customers as TDS builds out its FTTP footprint in Idaho, Montana, North Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin. TDS will offer the 8-gig tier to both residential and business customers. The company foresees the high-speed offering as appealing to “broadband super users, specifically those who use photo or editing programs, stream content, and play mid-to-high-end games.”

“We are committed to being the fastest provider in our fiber communities,” said Andrew Petersen, senior vice president of corporate affairs at TDS. “Our rollout of speeds up to 8-gig shows how powerful and flexible fiber-optic technology is.”

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Stephen Hardy is editorial director and associate publisher of Lightwave and Broadband Technology Report, part of the Lighting & Technology Group at Endeavor Business Media. Stephen is responsible for establishing and executing editorial strategy across the both brands’ websites, email newsletters, events, and other information products. He has covered the fiber-optics space for more than 20 years, and communications and technology for more than 35 years. During his tenure, Lightwave has received awards from Folio: and the American Society of Business Press Editors (ASBPE) for editorial excellence. Prior to joining Lightwave in 1997, Stephen worked for Telecommunications magazine and the Journal of Electronic Defense.

Stephen has moderated panels at numerous events, including the Optica Executive Forum, ECOC, and SCTE Cable-Tec Expo. He also is program director for the Lightwave Innovation Reviews and the Diamond Technology Reviews.

He has written numerous articles in all aspects of optical communications and fiber-optic networks, including fiber to the home (FTTH), PON, optical components, DWDM, fiber cables, packet optical transport, optical transceivers, lasers, fiber optic testing, and more.

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