Baja Broadband purchases two markets from Comcast in New Mexico

Broadband provider to expand services, upgrade network in Lovington and Socorro

TDS Baja Broadband LLC (Baja Broadband) announces the purchase of two cable markets in Lovington and Socorro, New Mexico from Comcast Cable for approx. $1.9 million. The deal was completed on June 2, 2014 following required regulatory and local franchise authority approvals.

The properties are near several existing Baja markets in the state which will increase Baja’s geographic concentration in New Mexico. All five Comcast employees supporting the Lovington and Socorro communities will retain their jobs and transfer to Baja Broadband.

“We plan to perform a complete system rebuild to provide nationally competitive TV, phone and high speed Internet services for customers in both Lovington and Socorro,” explains Mark Barber, vice president of Cable Operations for TDS Telecom and Baja Broadband. “We expect our new products to be head and shoulders above the local phone company and existing cable offerings.”

Current Comcast customers will be contacted via postal mail to handle the transition of their accounts to Baja Broadband. Barber also adds a note of caution, “To avoid fraudulent activity, please do not offer any proprietary information to anyone who calls or emails you. When you do receive a letter from Baja please open it and follow the instructions quickly.” 

No immediate changes to products or services will occur; however customer billing cycles may adjust slightly. All customers will receive direct communications from Baja Broadband regarding any changes before they happen.

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Media contact: Cindy Tomlinson, TDS Telecom; 608-664-4471, cindy.tomlinson@tdstelecom.com

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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