Does Internet Speed Really Matter?

Tablets, computers, phones, watches, speakers, TVs, even refrigerators—a growing number of things in our home connect to the Internet. According to comScore, the average home with Internet in the United States now has 8.5 connected devices.

Do you have the speed you need for all the devices in your home? How about the bandwidth to handle everyone’s favorite online activities?

Some of the biggest “bandwidth eaters” include:

• Streaming HD and 4K video
• Gaming
• Video chatting
• Downloading/uploading large files


Much like traffic on a highway, multiple users and devices connected at once can create congestion and have a major impact on your online experience. Without enough bandwidth, videos buffer, games lag, and video chats become choppy.

That’s why TDS is raising the bar for high-speed internet. And one way we’ve done that is with a faster starting speed of up to 100Mbps.

Faster speeds provide more bandwidth, and more bandwidth is essential to keeping up with the growing demand of your everyday Internet needs. With plans up to 600Mbps available, TDS has you covered. Which speed is best for you? Consider the number of devices and users in your home and what you do online, then check out this chart:

Or, call to talk with one of our specialists to help you determine what best suits your home: 1-855-301-7470.

Who knows what Wi-Fi-enabled device we’ll see next, but whatever it is, TDS is committed to always looking forward and providing the speed you need, both today and in the years to come.

You can learn more about bringing TDS high-speed Internet to your home at


High-Speed Internet availability varies and speeds shown may not be available at all service addresses. Actual speeds experienced by customers vary and are not guaranteed. Speed ranges shown are expressed as “up to” to represent network capabilities between customer location and the TDS network. Speeds vary due to factors including: distance from switching locations and external/internal network conditions. In order to maximize Internet speeds above 100Mbps, a gigabit wired Network Interface Card (NIC) and/or a more advanced wireless NIC, preferably 802.11ac or higher is needed. Additional equipment may be required and charges may apply. A $15 service charge will apply to existing customers who switch plans without increasing speed or adding qualifying service.


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