Installations of TDS Fiber at pre-registered single-family homes in Sun Prairie are scheduled to begin the week of Sept. 25, 2017.
The launch comes only 140 days after TDS acquired Sun Prairie Utilities (SPU) fiber network.
“We reached this landmark so quickly because of the commitment and dedication of our employees, vendors and contractors, as well as, the outpouring of response from the people of Sun Prairie,” said Jim Butman, chief operating officer at TDS. “We’re thrilled to start installations and get this world-class technology in homes and businesses for people to enjoy.”
The areas in blue are where TDS plans to roll out Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service first in Sun Prairie, beginning on Monday, Sept. 25. All existing single-family units SPU customers were migrated to the TDS network on schedule during the week of Sept. 11, according to Deanne Boegli, National Public Relations Manager with TDS Telecom (TDS map).
TDS is offering residential customers internet speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps/Gig) on a 100 percent fiber-to- the-home (FTTH) network.
TDS and its contractors have been working to expand the former SPU fiber network since breaking ground in May this year. Neighborhoods within the expansion footprint had to meet a registration goal and deadline to guarantee a buildout. As of last week, 22 of the 24 residential Sun Prairie neighborhoods had met threshold—all residents can still receive special offers if they register before their neighborhood launches.
Installations of residential customers in several areas that met threshold will begin the week of Sept. 25.
TDS will be calling customers 1-2 weeks in advance to schedule installs. Business installations are expected to begin in October.
“It’s almost hard to believe what a difference a fiber connection makes until you see it,” said Butman. “We’re planning on leasing space in Sun Prairie soon to give residents an opportunity to experience 1Gig Internet, symmetrical internet speeds, and TDS TV first hand.”
TDS TV, powered by Mediaroom, features more than 260 all-digital channels (including HD), video-on-demand and pay-per-view, picture-in-picture channel surfing, parental controls, and instant channel change. TDS TV also includes a Connected-Home DVR and wireless set-top boxes.
TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS Telecom/TDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. and a growing force in the cable industry.
TDS provides 1.2 million connections to high-speed internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities.
For residential customers, TDS deploys 1Gig internet access, IPTV service, cable TV options, and traditional wireline services. The company offers businesses advanced solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted voice), high-speed internet, fiber optics, data networking, and hosted-managed services; visit tdstelecom.com or tdsbusiness.com for details.