TDS bringing 1Gig broadband to Idaho; building future-proof fiber-optic network

Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, and Rathdrum to benefit from new investments

TDS Metrocom, a business unit of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®), announces plans to build a fiber-to-the-home network in Idaho’s fast-growing Coeur d’Alene area.  The fiber network will ultimately connect more than 42,000 homes and businesses across Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, and Rathdrum.

“Our investments will provide community members with an exciting new choice in internet, TV and phone services,” says Jim Butman, president and CEO of TDS. “The communities will also benefit from a future-proof technology which will foster additional growth and economic development for this booming region.”

TDS’ expansion in Idaho will also create many new job opportunities. New positions in sales, marketing, and technical services are currently posted on the company’s website with more than thirty additional positions anticipated in the coming months. In addition to leasing new retail and workspaces within the area, TDS also recently purchased land for a new central office to house the technical equipment needed for the new fiber-optic network.

“We are looking forward to introducing ourselves to the area and growing with the community,” adds Butman. “When the fiber network is complete, TDS will deliver up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds which will provide exceptional bandwidth for businesses and for residents looking for the absolute best gaming, streaming, and telecommuting experiences.”

Construction is planned to start in June and is expected to include more than 700 miles of fiber- optic cable throughout the region. TDS officials and contracted construction teams will become highly visible in the area within a few weeks.

Residents and businesses interested in learning more about the fiber-optic products and services that will be made available from TDS can visit www.tdsfiber.com.  

 

Media Contact: DeAnne Boegli | National Public Relations Manager | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4428 | deanne.boegli@tdstelecom.com  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 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 tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, 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.

Updated February 2019

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