TDS expanding 1Gig broadband to Meridian, Idaho

Meridian, Garden City, and Town of Boise to benefit from new investments

TDS Metrocom, a business unit of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®), unveiled plans to build a fiber-to-the-home network in the fast-growing Meridian, Idaho area. The network will ultimately connect more than 57,000 homes and businesses across the communities of Meridian, Garden City, and the Town of Boise.

“We’re thrilled to bring a new, competitive choice for broadband, voice, and television entertainment to these communities,” says Jim Butman, president and CEO of TDS. “This future-proof technology will not only provide the reliability and speed of a world-class internet connection, but it will also foster additional growth and economic development for this booming region.”

TDS’ expansion into Meridian will also create new job opportunities. New positions in sales and technical services are currently posted on the company’s website with additional positions anticipated in the coming months. TDS officials and contracted construction teams will become highly visible in the area this spring.

Meridian will become one of the most highly connected communities in the nation with Gigabit speed offerings to delight residential and commercial customers, telecommuters, and online education computer-users alike. “And let’s not forget gamers and movie enthusiasts,” adds Butman. “There will be more than enough speed and bandwidth for everyone.”

Last year, TDS began building a 700-mile fiber-optic network to the nearby communities of Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Hayden Lake, Post Falls, and Rathdrum, Idaho to deliver the same 1Gig broadband technology. The first customers were connected in November of 2019 and services will continue launching in phases in the coming months.

Residents and businesses interested in learning more about the fiber-optic products and services that will be made available from TDS can visit http://www.tdsfiber.com. By clicking the link, Garden City and Town of Boise residents can complete their registration for services now, while residents in Meridian can sign up to receive updates for when they will be able to register.

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 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 nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated February 2019

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