TDS fiber network project in Niota, Tennessee to be completed in the coming weeks 

Up to 8 Gig speeds available thanks to fiber-to-the-home network upgrade  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) has launched fiber internet service of up to 8 Gig in Niota, Tenn. With fiber-fast internet available to half of the customers in the project area now, the final addresses are expected to gain access in January. The speeds are the result of a TDS fiber-to-the-home project that will ultimately connect about 1,000 addresses to the super-fast connections. Residents can choose up to 8 Gig speeds and businesses can get up to 10 Gig connections with a service level agreement. Phone and fiber internet bundles are also available. 

“Fiber-optic infrastructure is transformative for both communities and individuals because of the speed and the reliability it delivers,” says TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Andrew Petersen. “We’re thrilled to have customers experiencing the difference fiber makes for all their online activities at work, school, and home.” 

TDS kicked off construction on the project earlier this year and fiber service launched to the first customers in October. The network upgrade has included both hanging cable on poles and burying fiber conduit in utility easement areas.  

All TDS internet speeds over fiber are symmetrical, including the company’s low-cost offering for Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) participants. Called TDS Connect, the product includes up to 200Mbps/200Mbps speeds at a cost that is fully covered by the monthly ACP benefit.  

“We hope residents will check to see if they qualify for this assistance program,” says Petersen. “The ACP benefit can make a real difference and help people stay connected to internet services.”  

TDS recently completed a fiber project in Englewood, bringing up to 8 Gig speeds to about 1,200 addresses. TDS has served customers in Niota, Englewood, Riceville, Vonore, and Tellico for 38 years.  

Residents can visit or call 1-888-225-5837 for more information. 


Media Contact: Missy Kellor, Associate Manager-Communications | TDS | 608-664-4836 |

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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