15 Jan TDS to announce launch of WiMAX service in Madison
Madison, Wis. – After years of research and testing and millions of dollars in investment, TDS Telecommunications Corp. is ready to launch what it calls the state’s first “true” WiMAX service.
The company, which will make the service official at a press conference Jan. 22, said it will be the first company in Wisconsin to offer true WiMAX, a wireless technology that delivers high-speed Internet and digital phone service over a secure and dedicated connection. The TDS version of WiMAX initially will be offered in the Madison market, where Wireless Fidelity, or Wi-Fi, has had a spotty record so far.
Part of the Telephone and Data Systems family of companies, TDS believes WiMAX is superior to other high-speed Internet products available in the marketplace, including Wi-Fi. According to TDS, its WiMAX service will provide broadband services to customers that don’t have access to DSL service, offer faster upload speeds for small businesses and telecommuters, and give businesses symmetric upload and download speeds.
TDS Telecom and its subsidiary, TDS Metrocom, provide service for more than 1.2 million access line equivalents.
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