TDS accepts USD 750 mln for rural broadband over 10 years

Thursday 26 January 2017 | 09:05 CET | News
TDS will use USD 75.1 million annually for the next 10 years from FCC's Connect America Fund (CAF) to expand and improve broadband service to nearly 160,000 homes in rural areas from 25 states. Depending on location, most TDS customers in rural areas eligible for CAF funding will receive guaranteed broadband speeds of 25/3 Mbps. Under the agreement, most of the remaining customers will receive speeds of 10/1 Mbps. The project will begin in the first quarter of 2017. The FCC announced in March 2016 that it will provide USD 20 billion over the next ten years to expand broadband deployment in

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