TDS boosts top speeds to 8Gig in 75+ communities across the US

Now offers the fastest available speed in much of its fiber footprint

TDS Telecom (TDS®) has officially quadrupled its fastest available internet speed. Up to 8Gig symmetrical service is now the top speed option for homes, and is also available for businesses, in more than 75 communities across the U.S. served over TDS’ fiber infrastructure. The move means TDS is offering the fastest internet speeds in its recently launched fiber footprint, as well as planned fiber-optic build communities across Idaho, Montana, North Carolina, Washington, and Wisconsin.

“We are committed to being the fastest provider in our fiber communities,” says Andrew Petersen, senior vice president of Corporate Affairs at TDS. “Our rollout of speeds up to 8Gig shows how powerful and flexible fiber-optic technology is.”

TDS first offered multi-gig speeds last fall with the launch of up to 2Gig in select areas. The company will continue to offer that internet option, as well as a range of symmetrical choices in the areas it also offers up to 8Gig.

An 8Gig plan is ideal for broadband super users, specifically those who use photo or editing programs, stream content, and play mid-to-high-end games. TDS’ up to 8Gig offering is symmetrical, with equal upload and download speeds. The robust connection means subscribers can download and upload files—regardless of size—nearly instantaneously, making it well suited for commercial customers as well as households with large, shared internet needs.

Founded in 1969, the Wisconsin-based company, which started as a group of small telecoms, is now a leader in fiber deployment and serves customers in more than 1,100 communities in 32 states.

To learn more about fiber-optic products and services available from TDS, visit




Media Contact: Missy Kellor | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 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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