TDS Telecom doubles down on dedication to enhance rural broadband

TDS Telecom doubles down on dedication to enhance rural broadband

Madison, Wisconsin, Sept. 28, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is happy to announce it has elected to obtain Enhanced Various Join America Price Mannequin (E-ACAM) assist from the Federal Communications Fee (FCC). TDS has communicated to the FCC it can settle for its gives in 24 states TDS serves. The federal broadband program, which is being prolonged and enhanced to offer further funding for rural broadband, requires the deployment of no less than 100/20 Mbps web service to customers who lack that service at the moment.

“It’s a landmark day for TDS and our prospects. With this program, TDS and the federal authorities are making certain high quality, high-speed web in our rural service areas,” stated TDS Senior Vice President of Company Affairs Drew Petersen. “We’re grateful for the assist from Chairwoman Rosenworcel and all of the commissioners. Collectively we’re taking an important step ahead in closing the digital divide in America.”

The Madison, Wisconsin-based telecommunications firm has been a part of the A-CAM program since its inception in 2016. The prolonged program requires TDS to deploy high-speed web to greater than 270,000 areas with about 40 p.c of unserved addresses not receiving federal assist. The E-ACAM program helps TDS’ capacity to make long-term investments to enhance rural broadband by offering predictable assist over 15 years whereas aligning community deployment necessities with the federal Broadband Fairness Entry & Deployment (BEAD) program.

“TDS appears to be like ahead to bettering broadband in our communities and aiding states of their efforts to forestall duplicate broadband funding from federal applications,” stated Petersen.

For the final two years, TDS has been advocating in assist of enhancing the ACAM program as a member of the ACAM Broadband Coalition and appreciates the continued assist from NTCA – The Rural Broadband Affiliation and WTA – Advocates for Rural Broadband.

TDS supplies 1.2 million connections to high-speed web, cellphone, and TV leisure in rural and suburban communities throughout the U.S. The corporate has turn out to be an {industry} chief in establishing fiber optic networks, delivering as much as 8Gig web speeds for residences and devoted connections for companies as much as 10Gig. Included within the firm’s vary of fiber pace choices is a low-cost product for qualifying Reasonably priced Connectivity Program (ACP) contributors. TDS Join contains 200Mbps/200Mbps speeds at a value that’s absolutely coated by the month-to-month ACP profit.

Secure Harbor Assertion Underneath the Non-public Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:  All data set forth on this information launch, besides historic and factual data, represents forward-looking statements. This contains all statements concerning the firm’s plans, beliefs, estimates, and expectations. These statements are primarily based on present estimates, projections, and assumptions, which contain sure dangers and uncertainties that would trigger precise outcomes to vary materially from these within the forward-looking statements. Necessary elements which will have an effect on these forward-looking statements embrace, however should not restricted to: intense competitors; the power to draw folks of excellent expertise all through all ranges of the group; TDS’ smaller scale relative to bigger rivals; modifications in demand, shopper preferences and perceptions, value competitors, or churn charges; advances in expertise;; the power of the corporate to efficiently assemble and handle its networks; difficulties involving third events with which TDS does enterprise; uncertainties in TDS’ future money flows and liquidity and entry to the capital markets; the power to make funds on TDS indebtedness or adjust to the phrases of debt covenants; circumstances within the U.S. telecommunications {industry}; the worth of property and investments; the state and federal regulatory surroundings; pending and future litigation; cyber-attacks or different breaches of community or data expertise safety; disruption in credit score or different monetary markets; deterioration of U.S. or world financial circumstances;. Buyers are inspired to contemplate these and different dangers and uncertainties which are extra absolutely described underneath “Danger Components” in the latest submitting of TDS’ Kind 10-Okay, as up to date by any TDS Kind 10-Q filed subsequent to such Kind 10-Okay.

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TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed web, TV leisure, and cellphone companies to a mixture of rural and suburban communities all through the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a quickly rising expertise firm. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading applied sciences, TDS delivers as much as 8 Gigabit web speeds and gives internet-protocol primarily based TV leisure options together with conventional cellphone companies. TDS additionally gives companies VoIP superior communications options, devoted web service, information networking, and hosted-managed companies. Go to

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,500 folks and is a subsidiary of Phone and Knowledge Methods, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® firm. Based in 1969, Phone and Knowledge Methods supplies wi-fi, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed companies to roughly 6 million connections nationwide via its companies: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Options. Go to

CONTACT: Equipment Beyer TDS Telecommunications LLC (608) 664-4428 [email protected]
TDS Telecom doubles down on dedication to enhance rural broadband