TDS kicked off construction in Socorro, New Mexico on Oct. 17

TDS Telecom (TDS®) has started construction of its high-speed, fiber network in Socorro, New Mexico. Once completed the network upgrade will provide 2,000Mbps/2Gig internet speeds along with TDS’ sophisticated television product and a variety of phone options to roughly 5,300 new addresses.

TDS commends community leaders for their commitment to creating a smart city for their constituents.

“We are grateful TDS has started construction of its fiber network. Thank you, TDS, for investing in our community and providing services that we know are critical to the city’s economic growth,” said Ravi Bhasker, mayor of the City of Socorro.

“We know bringing TDS fiber services to Socorro will be an incredible lifestyle change for this community,” said Drew Petersen, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for TDS. “We have TDS associates who have children attending school in Socorro, so we know this is a game changer. By bringing TDS’ fast and reliable internet speeds to homes and businesses, we will connect them to the world.”

Currently, TDS only provides TV services to the residents of Socorro. Along with newly constructed 2Gig internet speeds, the growth of TDS’ fiber footprint also expands the availability of TDS TV®+. TDS’ cloud-based TV service combines live TV—broadcast channels, regional sports content, and national cable channels—with subscription-based streaming services.

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 the full functionality of their TV experience. Customers can also stream live TV and recordings on personal devices at home or on-the-go with TV Everywhere.

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 in the fiber footprint.

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

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 2 Gigabit internet speeds to homes and up to 10 Gigabit internet speeds to business. In addition, TDS provides innovative TV entertainment and advanced phone services. Visit to learn more.

TDS provides communications services for more than 1,100 rural and suburban communities in the United States. The company employs more than 3,100 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. Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit for more information.



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