TDS Telecom to bring all-fiber internet network to Twin Falls, Idaho area

‘Gold standard’ internet speeds coming to Twin Falls, Jerome, and Burley

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is announcing plans to expand its all-fiber internet network to the Twin Falls, Idaho area, bringing some of the fastest internet speeds in the world to the Magic Valley.

The major fiber-optic project will deliver what’s known as the “gold standard of residential internet connections” to approximately 32,000 addresses in Idaho communities including Twin Falls, Burley, and Jerome.

“Twin Falls prides itself on being closely connected,” City of Twin Falls Mayor Ruth Pierce said. “Providing the latest in high-speed internet options to our current and future residents is critical to our community’s success and development.”

The network will feature up to 2Gig internet download and upload speeds, plus TV and phone service. Construction is expected to begin later this year.

“We are thrilled to serve the Magic Valley. With this project, TDS will bring better connections to residents, businesses, schools, public safety agencies, and many others,” said Andrew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs.

According to a Fiber Broadband Association report, only 43 percent of households in the United States have access to fiber, putting residents in Twin Falls, Jerome, and Burley in a select group with such access.

In addition to fast internet, TDS’ expansion will give residents a new choice for TV and phone providers. TDS’ TV product, TDS TV®+, offers local and national networks, integration with popular streaming services, the ability to start shows over, and cloud DVR. Phone packages and service bundles will be available. 10Gig dedicated connections will be available for businesses, as well as TDS’ hosted VoIP communications solution, and TDS TV+.

“With its world-class outdoor activities, strong small businesses, and ideal location in south-central Idaho, this private-sector investment will strengthen the area’s infrastructure and help communities continue to grow and prosper,” Petersen said.

TDS has served Idaho since 1988, previously doing business as Potlatch Telephone Company. Residents in Twin Falls, Jerome, and Burley will join other TDS customers in Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, Rathdrum, Juliaetta, Troy, Kendrick, Nampa, Garden City, Boise, and Meridian.

Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 414-326-3588 | mark.schaaf@tdstelecom.com

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to more than 1,100 rural and suburban communities across 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 2 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 3,000 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video, and voice as well as hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions.

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