TDS launches fiber internet, TV and phone in Socorro, New Mexico

TDS Telecommunications (TDS®) has connected its first customers in Socorro, New Mexico marking a massive milestone for fiber internet services in the community.

TDS expects to offer 8Gig internet speeds along with a sophisticated digital TDS television product (TDS TV®+) and a variety of phone options. TDS will ultimately provide services to nearly 5,300 new residential and business addresses in Socorro.

“Access to high speed internet is a welcome addition to the residents and businesses here in Socorro,” said Mayor Ravi Bhasker. “Thank you, TDS for investing in our community, modernizing our internet, and improving our infrastructure. High-speed internet is critical to Socorro’s economic growth and will help us build an even stronger economy.”

TDS Broadband Technician and Socorro resident Manny Lucero said, the launching of fiber services is “huge” here.

“Businesses, students, employees, gamers, and families are very happy TDS is bringing fiber services to Socorro. The pandemic has highlighted our need for bandwidth and TDS will be providing the services we need." Manny was born and raised in Socorro and has worked in the telecommunications industry for 12 years. He works in both Socorro and Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

“We have heard from many residents how excited they are for our reliable TDS Fiber,” said Drew Petersen, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for TDS. “We’re so pleased to be serving Socorro.”

The upgraded network includes symmetrical speeds, matching download and upload speeds up to 8Gig. Fast downloads are ideal for streaming videos, music, video chat, and gaming.

TDS is working with CEC Facilities Group out of Irving, Texas to construct the network.

To learn more, visit or call 1-855-259-8576.

About TDS TV+
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 their TV experience. Customers can also stream live TV and recordings on personal devices at home or on-the-go with TV Everywhere.

For Commercial Customers
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.

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

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-2388 |  

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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