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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)

 

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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