STATEWIDE – A telecommunications company is receiving millions of dollars to help boost internet service in rural Maine.
TDS Telecom has announced the FCC has awarded it with $3.5 million a year over the next ten years to build a network in areas that are currently un-served. It plans to provide broadband service in more than 7,300 locations in Maine.
Most customers in those areas will receive guaranteed broadband speeds of 25 megabytes per second for downloads and 3 megabytes per second for uploads.
TDS plans to release more information as it finalizes building plans.
You can visit the TDS website to learn how the federal program may impact your area.