TDS: Multi-Megabit Internet Feeds Business Broadband Craving

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Michael Ogden – Public Relations, TDS

608.664.4126 – [email protected]

Drew Petersen, Director – Legislative & Public Relations, TDS

608.664.4155 – [email protected]

New product offers increased upload and download speeds of up to 45 Mbps

Madison, Wis. – Businesses wanting mega-fast, high-speed Internet now have a new, cost-effective choice. TDS Symmetrical Dedicated Internet, offered by the broadband company, is an innovative, high quality Internet product. This latest offering provides business customers with equal upload and download speeds of up to 45 megabits per second (Mbps).

“Business customers craving a large amount of bandwidth will welcome this product as a huge technological enhancement,” states Dave Wittwer, chief operating officer at TDS. “They’ll get faster speeds than with existing Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) technology and won’t have to commit to other, costlier data connections.” TDS Symmetrical Dedicated Internet will allow customers to transfer even larger files and will enable them to use the bandwidth for Virtual Private Networks or hosting robust, content-rich Web sites.

“This new innovation, targeted to small and mid-sized businesses, is an affordable broadband equalizer providing a competitive edge in the marketplace,” states Wittwer.

TDS Symmetrical Dedicated Internet product features include:

• Dedicated Ethernet connection

• Priority technical support

• 24/7 product monitoring and support

• 15 individual e-mail accounts

• Dynamic and static Internet protocol (IP) options

• Dedicated Internet service level agreement (SLA) guaranteeing data performance within the TDS network

TDS will guarantee broadband network speeds within the predetermined service range of three to 45 Mbps within 5,000 feet and from three to 20 Mbps within 12,000 feet from the central office. TDS Symmetrical Dedicated Internet is a distance sensitive technology. Monthly pricing and installation costs vary according to contract length.

For more information, visit TDS online at http://www.tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, a growing national company headquartered in Madison, Wis., brings high-quality, locally based telecommunications services to hundreds of rural and suburban communities across the United States. The company, along with its subsidiary TDS Metrocom, provides service for more than 1.2 million access line equivalents. Visit http://www.tdstelecom.com for more information.

TDS Telecom is part of the Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (AMEX: TDS) family of companies. TDS is a diversified telecommunications corporation founded in 1969. Through its strategic business units, U.S. Cellular (AMEX: USM) and TDS Telecom, TDS operates primarily by providing wireless and local telecommunications service. The company currently employs approximately 11,600 people and serves approximately 6.4 million customers in 36 states.