MADISON, Wis. – TDS Metrocom, a business unit of TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) has been granted a municipal franchise by the city of Spokane, Wash. to build a 1,100-mile fiber-to-the-home network. The network will ultimately connect more than 88,000 homes and businesses across the community.
“We’d like to express our sincere gratitude to the city of Spokane for having the confidence in TDS to provide community members with an exciting new choice in internet, TV, and phone services,” says Jim Butman, president and CEO of TDS. “The reliability and speed of a world-class internet connection will future-proof this community, fostering additional growth and economic development for the region.”
TDS’ expansion into Spokane will also create new job opportunities. New positions in sales and technical services are currently posted on the company’s website with additional positions anticipated in the coming months.
“We’re committed to bringing advanced technology and new service options to more people,” adds Butman. “When the fiber network is complete, TDS will deliver up to 1 gigabit internet speeds providing exceptional and reliable bandwidth for businesses and residents alike—plus fiber offers best-in-class streaming and gaming capabilities, along with a fantastic telecommuting experience.”
With the city of Spokane franchise approval complete, TDS officials and contracted construction teams will become highly visible in the area this spring.
Last year, TDS began building a 700-mile fiber-optic network to the nearby communities of Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Hayden Lake, Post Falls, and Rathdrum, Idaho to deliver the same 1Gig broadband technology. The first customers were connected in November of 2019 and services will continue launching in phases in the coming months.
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