TDS to kick off construction in Socorro, New Mexico in the coming weeks

TDS Telecom (TDS®) is ready to begin construction of its high-speed, fiber network in Socorro, New Mexico. Once completed the network upgrade will provide 8,000Mbps/8Gig internet speeds along with TDS’ sophisticated television product and a variety of phone options to nearly 4,300 new addresses.

TDS commends community leaders for their commitment to creating a smart city for their constituents.

“We are grateful TDS will be kicking off construction of its fiber network in the next few weeks. Thank you, TDS, for investing in our community and providing services that we know are critical to the city’s economic growth," said Ravi Bhasker, mayor of the City of Socorro.

“We know bringing TDS fiber services to Socorro will be an incredible lifestyle change for this community,” said Drew Petersen, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for TDS. “We have TDS associates who have children attending school in Socorro, so we know this is a game changer. By bringing TDS’ fast and reliable internet speeds to homes and businesses, we will connect them to the world.”

Currently, TDS only provides TV services to the residents of Socorro. Along with newly constructed 8Gig internet speeds, the growth of TDS’ fiber footprint also expands the availability of TDS TV®+. TDS’ cloud-based TV service combines live TV—broadcast channels, regional sports content, and national cable channels—with subscription-based streaming services.

TDS TV+ uses smart technology to provide custom recommendations based on a customer’s viewing habits. The service includes a voice-activated remote that allows customers to have quick access to the full functionality of their TV experience. Customers can also stream live TV and recordings on personal devices at home or on-the-go with TV Everywhere.

This network expansion offers business customers internet access and transport connections up to 10Gig via dedicated fiber and TDS managedIP, a hosted VoIP communications solution. TDS TV® is also available to business customers in the fiber footprint.

This project is solely private sector investment from TDS. No government support funds will be used. 

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Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom |  

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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