Network construction underway for TDS customers

Network upgrade equipment has arrived across the country as TDS is working to expand and improve broadband.

In the year since the announcement of the Alternative Connect America Cost Model (A-CAM), TDS has been working on about 1,600 projects in 24 states.

Depending on location, the vast majority of TDS customers in eligible rural areas are expected to receive broadband speeds of 25Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload (25/3). The remaining customers are expected to receive broadband speeds at 10/1 and 4/1Mbps.

Construction on this first set of projects listed below is expected to be completed by the end of 2018.  After construction is done, the network will be tested and then customer migration to the improved network will begin shortly after testing.

As additional construction design processes, permitting and network upgrade addresses become finalized, TDS will add future project upgrade information to our website. TDS has 10 years to complete work on the entire list of A-CAM projects.

The following areas/telephone companies are under construction in each state. Also listed is the number of eligible addresses.

  1. Alabama: Oakman (1,689 eligible addresses)
  2. Arizona: Salome/Quartzsite (1,206)
  3. California: Winterhaven (1,103)
  4. California: Olinda/Platina/Happy Valley (1,191)
  5. California: Hornitos/Mount Bullion/Catheys Valley (701)
  6. Colorado: Delta County ( 2,901)
  7. Florida: Quincy/Greensboro/Gretna (1,638)
  8. Georgia: Blue Ridge/Lakewood/Dial (2,532)
  9. Georgia: Nelson-Ball Ground/Big Canoe/Marble Hill (838)
  10. Idaho: Potlach, Troy, Kendrick and Juliaetta (1,336)
  11. Indiana: Comm Corp of Indiana/Whitestown (3,680)
  12. Kentucky: Salem (1,475)
  13. Kentucky: Leslie Co./Canoe/Buckhorn/Hyden/Stinnett/Bledsoe (3,131)
  14. Maine: Hampden (127)
  15. Michigan: Island Telephone/St. James (671)
  16. Minnesota: Arvig/Pine River/Pequot Lakes/Backus/Hackensack (5,347)
  17. Minnesota: Mid-State DBA KMP/Murdock/Brooten/Pennock/Kerkhoven (3,389)
  18. Mississippi: Myrtle (487)
  19. New York: Deposit/Windsor/Afton/Harpursville (4,695)
  20. New York: Edwards/Hermon (1,601)
  21. New York: Port Byron/Savannah (1.049)
  22. New York: Township, Chaumont/Cape Vincent/Chaumont (458)
  23. New Hampshire: Kearsarge Telephone, New London, (75)
  24. New Hampshire: Kearsarge Telephone, Chichester (66)
  25. Ohio: Little Miami Comm/Butlerville/Fayetteville (208)
  26. Ohio: Continental (817)
  27. Ohio: Oakwood (704)
  28. Oklahoma: Mid-America/Hennepin/Stonewall/Bromide/Fittstown (1,246)
  29. Pennsylvania: Mahanoy & Mahantango/Leck Kill/Mandata/Trevorton (1,446)
  30. South Carolina: Norway (897)
  31. Tennessee: Tenn Tel Parsons/New Johnsonville (6,531)
  32. Tennessee: Tenn Tel Waynesboro (6,000)
  33. Tennessee: Tellico/Coker Creek/Ball Play/Vonore/Riceville (3,616)
  34. Vermont: Northfield (638)
  35. Virginia: New Castle/Paint Blank (1,267)
  36. Washington: Lewis River (1,734)
  37. Washington: McDaniel ( 1,337)
  38. Wisconsin: Waunakee (432)
  39. Wisconsin: Black Earth (683)
  40. Wisconsin: Scandinavia (1,604)
  41. Wisconsin: Mt. Vernon (1,938)


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4 Responses to Network construction underway for TDS customers

  1. Scott November 16, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

    Why are network upgrade blog updates so rare? I’d like to know the progress of current upgrades and who’s next.

    • Missy Kellor November 26, 2018 at 5:14 pm #

      Sorry for the reply delay, Scott–somehow I missed your comment. If you’d like an update about a project near you, feel free to email networkinquiry@tdstelecom.com or use this form: https://tdstelecom.com/networkupgrades/networkupgrades-questions.html (links to both are available at the bottom of our tdstelecom.com/networkupgrades page if that works easier for you) and someone will get back to you.

      • Peter November 29, 2018 at 10:37 am #

        No, Missy, those links are not at the bottom of the page.

        • Missy Kellor November 30, 2018 at 8:34 am #

          Yeah, they’re a little hard to spot (and maybe “bottom of the page” wasn’t a good descriptor on my part). They’re in the second line all the way under the interactive map. I’m glad you asked so now you have them!:-).

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