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TDS broadband improvement project over halfway in Port Byron, New York

TDS Telecom (TDS®) technicians and network engineers are installing the core equipment necessary to improve broadband speeds and bring new services to Port Byron and Savannah in southeast Wayne and central Cayuga counties.

TDS anticipates equipment installs will be done by spring. Once installations are complete, TDS will begin migrating customers to the new equipment.  Once finished, the broadband improvement project will impact nearly 1,100 customers and hundreds of nearby locations in the area.

“Work is moving forward and customers should start seeing improvements in their internet service in the spring,” said Scott Brooks, manager State Government Affairs at TDS. “Phase II is then expected to be complete by year end.”

Last year, TDS began engineering and design work to improve the Port Byron network area. Customers will see improved speeds during the first phase of the project and then even greater speeds and new products when Phase II of the project is fully complete.

Background: TDS recently accepted funding from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reach residents in some of the hardest to serve areas in New York. The funding is being used to maintain a voice and broadband network as well as building out to about 1,100 locations. Hundreds of additional customers near the network upgrade areas are expected to receive improved service from this project.

New York residents can visit the TDS website to find out how this federal program may impact their location.

Depending on location, most TDS customers in eligible rural areas will receive broadband speeds of 25Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload (25/3). Under the agreement with the FCC, the remaining customers will receive broadband service at lower speeds of 10/1 and 4/1Mbps.

TDS has been doing business in New York since 1973 and owns six telephone companies in the state. TDS employs 32 people in New York.

 

Media contact: Cheryl McCollum, Associate Manager of Public Relations / 608-664-2388 / cheryl.mccollum@tdstelecom.com

 

TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom/TDS®), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. and a growing force in the cable industry. TDS provides 1.2 million connections to high-speed internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. For residential customers, TDS deploys 1Gig internet access, IPTV service, cable TV options, and traditional wireline services. The company offers businesses advanced solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted voice), high-speed internet, fiber optics, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com or tdsbusiness.com.

Headquartered in Madison, Wis., TDS Telecom operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC and BendBroadband, which is part of TDS Broadband Service LLC. Combined, the company employs more than 3,400 people.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. employs more than 10,000 people. Visit tdsinc.com

 

 

About Cheryl McCollum

Cheryl McCollum is an Associate Manager of Public Relations at TDS Telecom. She has 25 years of media experience. She’s worked as a newspaper reporter in Northfield, Minn., and Beaver Dam, Wi. She worked in media relations and advocacy for the Wisconsin Medical Society and the Wisconsin Bankers Association. She also worked in communications and advocacy for Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. She has a Journalism and Political Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She’s married, has two adult children and enjoys traveling, especially to U.S. state capitols.

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2 Responses to TDS broadband improvement project over halfway in Port Byron, New York

  1. Kevin. December 9, 2017 at 7:52 am #

    Does this include Montezuma, NY?

    • Cheryl McCollum December 11, 2017 at 9:04 am #

      Kevin, Can you e-mail me or reply here with your street address and I can check … Cheryl.mccollum@tdstelecom.com. Thank you, Cheryl

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