TDS receives $1.2M grant from New NY Broadband Program
EDWARDS, N.Y. (Feb. 1, 2018) — In an effort to bring high-speed internet access to all New York residents, Governor Cuomo announced the New NY Broadband Program will award TDS Telecom (TDS®) nearly $1M to upgrade services in portions of its Edwards Telephone Company. TDS will invest just over $300,000 in the project which includes deploying fiber-to-the-home using Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network technology to deliver speeds up to 100 Mbps.
Collectively, TDS will allocate the $1.2M Last Mile funds to improve the overall fiber-optic network for more than 350 households in parts of St. Lawrence County, including those residing in Edwards and Hermon.
The following statement can be attributed to Drew Petersen, SVP of Corporate Affairs at TDS Telecom:
“TDS is thrilled to be receiving targeted state support to further improve and strengthen our broadband connectivity in New York. Our customers will be the true beneficiary of this grant, which will ensure faster and more reliable internet service.
“We applaud the state of New York on creating this cutting-edge program to ensure New York residents have perhaps the most robust network in the country. We are proud to receive funding to do our part helping the Governor accomplish his goal of delivering reliable, high-speed internet service to all New Yorkers.
“This type of public-private partnership stimulates economic development and educational enrichment.”
Combined with Phase I and Phase II funding from the New York broadband program, TDS is receiving more than $21.5M to fortify its broadband service across the state of New York.