TDS Internet, TV & Phone Services

Low prices
Available in rural areas
DSL and fiber options

TDS Overview

TDS is an American internet service provider offering internet, TV, and phone services. They cater to both residential and business customers nationwide, with plans to expand their fiber network. We break down everything there is to know about TDS to help you decide on the best plan for you.

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TDS Internet: Top Rural Provider

If you live in a rural area, chances are you’ve heard of TDS. They deliver fast speeds at affordable prices to over 900 rural and suburban communities in addition to a handful of metropolitan areas. TDS also offers cable, fiber, and fixed-wireless internet options to households in their service area. Depending on where you live, TDS has internet plans starting at speeds up to 50 Mbps for just $29.95/mo and increases up to 1 Gbps for the savviest of subscribers.

You can expect a reliable connection and great customer service when you subscribe to their plans, but due to their limited metro footprint, it isn’t an option for everyone. Explore their added benefits and coverage below to help you pick your perfect plan.

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TDS Coverage Area

TDS provides service to over 1.2 million rural and suburban households across 30 different U.S. states. Their services perform best where it has laid down fiber-optic networks, including Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and of course its flagship address in Wisconsin.

The vast majority of TDS’ service area does have DSL internet access with speeds starting up to 50 Mbps. Some users require more, though. TDS fiber kicks things up a notch with speeds ranging from 300 Mbps all the way up to 1 Gbps, perfect for remote workers and gamers.


Pros
Fiber-to-the-home options
Affordable rates

Cons
Limited coverage in metro areas
2-year contracts on most plans

TDS Company Details

Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Telephone and Data Systems (TDS) Telecom is an internet service provider focused on delivering quality communications solutions to residential and business customers nationwide. Available in 30 states in America, TDS offers multiple internet, TV, and phone service options. TDS is a part of the FCC’s Connect America Fund, or better known as A-CAM. With funding from this program, TDS has committed to a ten-year project to bring high-speed internet to the farthest outreaches of its rural coverage areas. Because of their work with A-CAM, TDS is now considered one of the best rural and suburban providers in the U.S.

TDS Customer Support

Picking the right plan for you can be tough. To learn more about TDS services or receive technical support, you can speak with a customer representative 24/7 at 1-855-220-2592 or visit their site for easy-access support options.

TDS FAQs

TDS offers DSL, fiber, copper, and fixed wireless internet services. However, internet options vary by region. TDS internet speed options range from 50 Mbps up to 1 Gbps. To view services currently available in your area, enter your zip code above.
Yes and no. Depending on which plan you subscribe to, TDS internet customers have a 250 Mbps data cap during peak hours and unlimited data usage during non-peak hours. For every 250 Mbps you exceed during this data cap timeframe, TDS will charge you $20 (up to $60/mo). As a courtesy to customers, TDS provides internet usage data to stay on top of your usage throughout the month.
A combination of different internet usages like file sharing, streaming, and browsing the web makes it difficult to calculate future data usage. The following are estimates on data usage that may give you a general idea about your activity:
ActivityData Per HourRequired Download Speed
HD Video Streaming3 GB8 Mbps
Gaming60 MB6 Mbps
Music Streaming150 MB0.5 Mbps
Basic web surfing20 MB1 Mbps
Social Media156 MB1 Mbps
Download/Upload Photos5 MB each photo25 Mbps / 3 Mbps
Video Calls350 MB2 Mbps
Standard peak hours for TDS include the busiest time of day (6 a.m. - midnight Central Time). Non-peak hours are the opposite time of day when most customers are asleep and/or not using the internet (midnight - 6 a.m. Central Time). TDS data usage limits follow these timeframes.
The main difference between these two TV services is streaming capability. TDS TV includes all the original greats of Cable TV: customizable TV Channel packages, Video-On-Demand, and live sports. The new TDS TV+ service integrates all those features with streaming apps so you can access all your favorites shows and movies in one place.
TDS provides 24/7 technical support for its customers. You can visit their contact page to view all of their support options and FAQs or dial 1-855-220-2592 to speak directly with a customer representative.

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