TDS fiber plans rarely overlap with other fiber provider footprints. Mostly, you’ll be comparing TDS DSL with them, and it’s no contest. Fiber wins. But against other DSL providers, TDS is worth considering.
TDS Telecom vs. Spectrum: Spectrum has a much larger footprint and overlaps with TDS in multiple locations around the country—most often where TDS has DSL service. Since Spectrum uses cable and fiber infrastructure, its plans are almost always going to be faster and cheaper.
TDS Telecom vs. Xfinity: In most places, Xfinity overlaps only with TDS DSL service. In these places, Xfinity cable and fiber plans are the clear winner. However, TDS fiber holds its own in a few places such as near Denver and Indianapolis, and in New Hampshire and Tennessee.
TDS Telecom vs. CenturyLink: If you’re in Minnesota, Wisconsin, or the smattering of other locations where TDS DSL and CenturyLink fiber plans overlap, CenturyLink wins—hands down. But ing places where CenturyLink has only DSL plans, they’ll cost more than TDS DSL plans of the same speed. You’ll also pay more for installation with CenturyLink, making TDS a better deal.
TDS is available mostly in rural areas and small towns in about 27 states. TDS fiber and cable service are more limited. You can get both in Denver, central Oregon, southwest Utah, and a few other places. You’ll find just its fiber service in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Tennessee, New Hampshire, Upstate New York, and a few other places around the country.
Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply. For offer details, visit the provider's website.
The HughesNet Gen5 service plans are designed to deliver download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps, but individual customers may experience different speeds at different times of the day. Speeds and uninterrupted use are not guaranteed and may vary based on a variety of factors including: the configuration of your computer, the number of concurrent users, network or Internet congestion, the capabilities and content of the websites you are accessing, network management practices as deemed necessary, and other factors. When you connect to the HughesNet service using Wi-Fi, your experience will vary based on your proximity to the Wi-Fi source and the strength of the signal.