TDS bringing 1Gig broadband to Spokane, Wash.

Spokane, Washington to benefit from new investments

TDS Metrocom, a business unit of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) has been granted a municipal franchise by the city of Spokane, Wash. to build a 1,100-mile fiber-to-the-home network. The network will ultimately connect more than 88,000 homes and businesses across the community.

“We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to the city of Spokane for having the confidence in TDS to provide community members with an exciting new choice in internet, TV, and phone services,” says Jim Butman, president and CEO of TDS. “The reliability and speed of a world-class internet connection will future-proof this community, fostering additional growth and economic development for the region.”

TDS’ expansion into Spokane will also create new job opportunities. New positions in sales and technical services are currently posted on the company’s website with additional positions anticipated in the coming months.

“We’re committed to bringing advanced technology and new service options to more people,” adds Butman. “When the fiber network is complete, TDS will deliver up to 1 gigabit internet speeds providing exceptional and reliable bandwidth for businesses and residents alike—plus fiber offers best-in-class streaming and gaming capabilities, along with a fantastic telecommuting experience.”

With the city of Spokane franchise approval complete, TDS officials and contracted construction teams will become highly visible in the area this spring.

Last year, TDS began building a 700-mile fiber-optic network to the nearby communities of Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Hayden Lake, Post Falls, and Rathdrum, Idaho to deliver the same 1Gig broadband technology. The first customers were connected in November of 2019 and services will continue launching in phases in the coming months.

Media Contact: Mike Wanta | Brand Journalist | TDS Telecom | 608-664-1096| mike.wanta@tdstelecom.com  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Metrocom/TDS) is a leading provider of fiber internet service. With more than 50 years of experience, the growing communications company is building and deploying new, fiber optic networks in neighborhoods across the country to deliver up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds to homes and up to 10 Gigabit internet speeds to businesses. In addition, TDS provides innovative TV entertainment and advanced phone services. Visit tdsfiber.com to learn more.

TDS provides communications services for nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities in the United States. The company employs more than 2,800 people nationwide and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS Inc.), a Fortune 1000® company [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. companies employ 9,400 people and have approximately six million connections nationwide through business units: U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, TDS Metrocom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com or tdstelecom.com for more information.

Updated December 2019

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