Metro Wire Staff
TDS Telecom’s all-fiber network is now available to the first customers in Stevens Point.
The network delivers internet speeds up to 1 gig, plus digital television and phone service. The initial launch impacts close to 1,000 addresses with availability expanding by neighborhood in the coming months, according to a news release from TDS on Wednesday.
The city approved TDS’ plan to install a high-speed fiber-optic network within the city limits in early January. Since construction began on the project, TDS and its contractors have buried more than 100 miles of conduit.
Work will continue in the coming months and, when complete, the fiber-to-the-home network will reach more than 12,000 addresses.
“During this unprecedented time, a quality internet connection is more important than ever,” said Julie Maiers, vice president of Marketing and Product Development for TDS. “Fiber delivers the bandwidth customers need to work at home, go to school, and stay in touch with family and friends remotely.”
Residents and businesses who registered for service in areas that are launching will be contacted about scheduling their installations. Additional neighborhoods are expected to launch through early 2021.
Businesses within the TDS Fiber footprint can order internet access and transport connections up to 10 gigs via dedicated fiber, TDS managedIP (a hosted VoIP communications solution), as well as TDS TV.
Area residents can visit TDSFiber.com to register for service, monitor the progress of the build, and sign up for notifications about the new service.