TDS TV comes to 3 new markets as part of 100 Mbps offering

TDS Telecom (NYSE: TDS) is planning to offer its IPTV TV service to some sections of Halls and La Vergne, Tenn., and Monticello, Minn., as part of an overall launch of 100 Mbps Internet over its FTTH networking infrastructure.

TDS TV uses Microsoft Mediaroom middleware (in the process of becoming Ericsson Mediaroom) to deliver a lineup of 260 channels, VOD, pay-per-view, picture-in-picture channel surfing and "instant channel change," the telco said in a press release. Additionally, the nation's seventh largest local exchange carrier offers a connected home DVR that links four TVs in the residence.

The service launch--both Internet and TV--is being made available to only some sections of the communities, and residents are being advised to check the company's website to learn when it will come to their neighborhoods.

"We're still working to get more homes access to TDS TV and our new 100 Mbps service," Tony Bugher, associate manager of field marketing for TDS said in the press release, noting further that "we have crews working in the community, probably through summer 2014, to expand the service to more customers in Farragut and Halls" in Tennessee.

TDS TV--sans 100 Mbps Internet--is already available in parts of Georgia and Wisconsin, the carrier said.

For more:
- see this press release

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