TDS hits milestone in fiber network build in Socorro, New Mexico

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is pleased to announce the company has connected its 500th customer in Socorro, New Mexico to its high-speed, reliable fiber internet network. Construction on the network began in the fall of 2022 and the first customer was installed in July.

“We’re excited to bring better internet technology to Socorro,” said Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Drew Petersen. “Fiber internet is essential for a community’s infrastructure and quality of life, so our technicians are working as fast as they can to connect area homes and businesses.”

“We are so pleased to be part of getting Socorro into the fiber revolution, finally!” said Socorro Mayor Ravi Bhasker.

To celebrate the milestone, TDS associates presented the 500th customer in Socoro, Maria Linford, with a gift basket and TDS items yesterday.

TDS is offering up to 8 Gig 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. The upgraded network includes symmetrical speeds, meaning download and upload speeds are identical.

TDS also offers a low-cost product for qualifying Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) participants. TDS Connect includes 200Mbps/200Mbps speeds and the monthly cost is fully covered by the ACP benefit. For more information about ACP, TDS customers can visit or call 1-888-225-5837.

“The federal government estimates that 40% of households across the U.S. qualify for the ACP program to reduce the cost of internet access,” says Petersen. “We urge everyone in our service territories to check whether they qualify.”

Giving back to the community is part of TDS’ culture. As part of the company’s annual Week of Giving last month, TDS donated $1,000 to Puerto Seguro Safe Harbor and recently gave $250 to the Animal Protective Association of Socorro.

To learn more, visit or call 1-855-259-8576. This project is solely a private-sector investment from TDS. No government support funds will be used.

Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Associate Manager of Communications | TDS Telecom | 414-326-3588 |

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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