TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) says that construction is underway on its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus project in areas around Paonia, Bowie, Somerset, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss, and Crawford, Colo. Once complete, nearly 550 customers in the area will gain access to TDS’ high-speed Internet services. [NOTE: See TDS’ Delta County Tele-Comm, Inc. project map by clicking the hyperlink.]
TDS has hired Baer Communications out of Lawrence, Kan. to do the outside construction work on this project. Once the outside work is finished, TDS will complete the inside work. The project is scheduled to be done by winter 2013.
TDS is receiving funding for the project from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) as part of the ARRA.
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