TDS launches fiber internet, TV and phone to first customers in Socorro, New Mexico

TDS Telecommunications (TDS®) has connected its first customers in Socorro, New Mexico marking a massive milestone for fiber internet services in the community.

TDS expects to offer 8Gig internet speeds along with a sophisticated digital TDS television product (TDS TV®+) and a variety of phone options. TDS will ultimately provide services to nearly 5,300 new residential and business addresses in Socorro.

“Access to high speed internet is a welcome addition to the residents and businesses here in Socorro,” said Mayor Ravi Bhasker. “Thank you, TDS for investing in our community, modernizing our internet, and improving our infrastructure. High-speed internet is critical to Socorro’s economic growth and will help us build an even stronger economy.”

On July 3, 2023, Broadband technicians Tim and Manny completed the first internet install in Socorro, New Mexico. Hannah Cooper’s smile is her reaction to now enjoying TDS’ fast reliable internet in Socorro.

TDS Broadband Technician and Socorro resident Manny Lucero said, the launching of fiber services is “huge” here.

“Businesses, students, employees, gamers, and families are very happy TDS is bringing fiber services to Socorro. The pandemic has highlighted our need for bandwidth and TDS will be providing the services we need.” Manny was born and raised in Socorro and has worked in the telecommunications industry for 12 years. He works in both Socorro and Truth or Consequences, New Mexico.

“We have heard from many residents how excited they are for our reliable TDS Fiber,” said Drew Petersen, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for TDS. “We’re so pleased to be serving Socorro.”

The upgraded network includes symmetrical speeds, matching download and upload speeds up to 8Gig. Fast downloads are ideal for streaming videos, music, video chat, and gaming.

TDS is working with CEC Facilities Group out of Irving, Texas to construct the network.

To learn more, visit or call 1-855-259-8576.

About TDS TV+
TDS TV+ uses smart technology to provide custom recommendations based on a customer’s viewing habits. The service includes a voice-activated remote that allows customers to have quick access to their TV experience. Customers can also stream live TV and recordings on personal devices at home or on-the-go with TV Everywhere.

For Commercial Customers
This network expansion offers business customers internet access and transport connections up to 10Gig via dedicated fiber and TDS managedIP, a hosted VoIP communications solution. TDS TV® is also available to business customers.

This project is solely private sector investment from TDS. No government support funds will be used.

For more information contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager – Communications | TDS Telecom |

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Metrocom/TDS) is a leading provider of fiber internet service. With more than 50 years of experience, the growing communications company is building and deploying new, fiber optic networks in neighborhoods across the country to deliver up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds to homes and up to 10 Gigabit internet speeds to businesses. In addition, TDS provides innovative TV entertainment and advanced phone services. Visit to learn more.

TDS provides communications services to a mix of rural and suburban communities throughout the United States. The company employs more than 3,500 people nationwide and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS Inc.), a Fortune 1000® company [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit for more information.


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