By Sue Marek
TDS Telecom is pushing ahead with its fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV deployments, rolling out service in two more markets in the third quarter bringing its total footprint to 22 markets, or 20 percent of its total footprint.
Earlier this month the company said it was on track to launch in Tipton, Ind., with 1 Gbps Internet and IPTV service. Currently the company has a 26 percent penetration rate of IPTV in its markets.
Speaking to investors during the third quarter 2015 earnings call, Vicki Villacrez, TDS’ CFO, said that the company will have an additional six markets launched in 2015 and will enable fiber to 25 percent of ILEC addresses in 2016.