TDS celebrates launch of 1 Gigabit high-speed Internet service in Farragut, Tenn.

Farragut and near-by Halls are among the first Tennessee communities to receive the world-class speed, which is one hundred times faster than average U.S. Internet speeds

Click to view photos from today’s celebration.

TDS Telecom (TDS®) is celebrating the launch of 1Gig high-speed Internet service in parts of Farragut and Halls, Tenn. Rep. Ryan Haynes, Sen. Richard Briggs, Mayor Ralph McGill, Connected Tennessee, and many other local leaders joined TDS Telecom to discuss the impact on the local community.

"We, in the Town of Farragut, are thrilled to know that we have access to 1Gig Internet service,” stated Mayor McGill. “This will put us in company with a small vanguard of cities in the nation that enjoy the fastest Internet service available. We intend to capitalize on that fact in order to market our town to small and large businesses that rely on high-tech amenities to carry out their business. We greatly appreciate the faith that TDS has in our market as we take up this powerful new tool."

This new, Internet speed — the fastest TDS offers — is designed to meet the ever-growing demand by customers for bandwidth. Real-time entertainment, according to recent data, accounts for more than 67 percent of all downstream Internet traffic during peak hours. With TDS’ 1Gbps download/400 Mbps upload, customers can transfer HD movies in seconds and stream them seamlessly—even on multiple devices.

“With 1Gig, consumers can enjoy a lightning fast Internet experience,” says Bruce Mottern, State Government Affairs manager at TDS. “Plus, it can lead to increased home values and add to the attractiveness of this fine community!”

Just a few weeks ago, in early December, TDS announced availability of this new, faster Internet service in parts of Farragut and Halls. Now, customers within TDS’ fiber-optic network footprint can order the new speed immediately as part of a TDS TV bundle.

“We believe that investing in the communities we serve is critical,” Mottern added. “During the last few years, our investment has been primarily in fiber optics, which has led to the rollout of TDS TV and now 1Gig Internet service. We couldn’t be more pleased to continue investing in the technology and services our customers want and need.”

TDS’ 1Gig Internet service includes a free subscription to Remote PC Support which provides unlimited access to technical expertise. Remote PC Support technicians assist with device setup, Internet troubleshooting, plus computer optimization and safety.

TDS TV, a Mediaroom-based all-digital TV service, features more than 260 all-digital channels (including HD), video-on-demand, pay-per-view, picture-in-picture channel surfing, and instant channel change. It also includes a Connected-Home DVR, which links all TVs together in a home giving full DVR functionality to each set-top box. Wireless set-top boxes are also available.

TDS has been providing customers in Tennessee with telecommunications services for more than 40 years and currently employs about 200 people in the state. For more details about TDS’ 1Gig service, visit or call 888-CALL-TDS.

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Media contact: Cindy Tomlinson | Associate Manager - Public Relations | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4471 |

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

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