TDS to deliver 8-Gbps fiber broadband in Maine

June 5, 2023
TDS has operated in Maine since 1971. In addition to its own money, TDS is leveraging funds from the Alternative Connect America program for FTTH rollouts in the state.

TDS Telecommunications LLC says that it has launched several fiber to the home (FTTH) deployment projects in Maine. The fiber broadband service provider adds that it will boost the transmission rate of its top service tier in the state to 8 Gbps.

The company says it has started FTTH deployments in Franklin and Somerset counties, including Weld, Carrabassett, Stratton, Mercer, Norridgewock, Kingsfield, New Portland, New Vineyard, North Anson, Phillips, Salem, and Strong. The work will see FTTH infrastructure pass more than 7400 homes and businesses. These deployments complement already initiated builds in Harmony, West Ripley, Solon, Embden, Athens, and Warren.

TDS has operated in Maine since 1971. In addition to its own money, TDS is leveraging funds from the Alternative Connect America program for FTTH rollouts in the state.

“We’re excited to continue expanding our fiber network in Maine and offer even faster internet for homes and businesses,” said Drew Petersen, TDS senior vice president of corporate affairs. “Through this major private investment of tens of millions of dollars, we’re committed to helping the communities we serve.”

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