TDS Telecom is a telephone network with coverage in 27 states. Like most telephone services in the United States, TDS makes the most of its wire network by using it to carry the internet and TV as well. The company also has a cable TV network that reaches into 11 states and it offers an internet service with that network as well.
TDS focuses on delivering telephone, internet, and TV to customers in rural and suburban areas although it does have some busy urban centers within its service coverage area. TDS has added a fiber-optics network to its assets, with which it is able to offer high-speed internet to the general public and business in 22 states.
The company has more customers for its DSL division than in fiber and cable internet. It is the ninth-largest DSL internet provider in the United States. It implements this service through the ADSL protocol, which makes more bandwidth available for download than for upload. This is the most common method for delivering Broadband internet services.
TDS stands for Telephone and Data Systems, Inc, which is the parent company’s full name. TDS was founded in Wisconsin in 1969 as a local telephone company and it is now headquartered in Chicago with its residential services division based in Madison, Wisconsin.