Sunnyvale, Calif. – May 28, 2014 – Actiontec Electronics today announced that it has been selected as the CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) supplier for TDS Telecom’s newly launched residential Gigabit Ethernet service. The ultra high-speed broadband service will offer speeds up to 1 Gbps downstream/400 Mbps upstream.
With the new 1Gig service, TDS Telecom delivers broadband access speeds that are more than 100 times faster than what the average U.S. household has today. The service is immediately available to its TV subscribers in Hollis, New Hampshire—now one of the fastest broadband towns in America. The service will be expanded to TDS’s other markets in the future.
TDS selected Actiontec’s T2200H Universal Broadband Gateway for this new service because it delivered the fastest throughput of all the devices TDS tested in trials. The T2200H is a powerhouse copper and fiber WAN router that features a range of connectivity options for a combination of speedy wired and wireless experiences.
“We chose Actiontec because of their unique combination of expertise, innovation, and technical prowess,” said Matthew Apps, Manager Internet Product Management and Development at TDS. “As we cross the Gigabit Ethernet threshold, it’s important to have an equipment partner who has the experience to get the job done right and the commitment to provide ongoing support throughout the launch.”
“Actiontec is driving the shift to Gigabit Ethernet, and TDS is a prime example of how we are working with leading service providers to power tomorrow’s digital experiences by bringing incredible new speeds to new markets,” said Brian Henrichs, chief business development officer at Actiontec. “Our solutions like the T2200H ensure that TDS can deliver advanced, high-bandwidth services to its subscribers, reliably and scalability.”
The landmark residential speeds of TDS’s 1Gig service are required to keep pace with new multiscreen and Ultra HD experiences as well as consumers’ increasing broadband usage and viewing habits. According to comScore, 61 percent of all Americans watched an average of 397 online videos in January 2014. With the 1Gig service, customers can download an HD movie in seconds and stream it to multiple devices, seamlessly.
The T2200H’s unique copper-fiber hybrid design supports VDSL2 in addition to Gigabit Ethernet, which means that the same device can be used in both fiber to the home (FTTH) and DSL deployments. This versatility eliminates the complexity and extra costs of managing multiple CPE devices for different markets. In addition, the T2200H enables carriers like TDS to migrate from copper to fiber without having to swap out subscriber equipment.
Actiontec is one of the largest CPE suppliers in North America. The company’s fiber access and IPTV products are used by millions of consumers, with hundreds of thousands added every month. Along with its CPE products, Actiontec’s Whole Home Wireless networking products provide consumers with the technology to enhance their quality of life, paving the way for complex UltraHD, multiscreen streaming experiences.
About TDS Telecom
TDS Telecom, the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. TDS Telecom provides 1.1 million connections to high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services to customers in more than a hundred rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. TDS Telecom offers businesses the latest communications solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted) phone service, dedicated high-speed Internet and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com or tdsbusiness.com.
TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC and TDS Baja Broadband LLC. Combined, the company employs 3,100 people.
About Actiontec Electronics
Actiontec Electronics develops broadband-powered solutions that connect people to the Internet, applications, and content they care about. Our products — including gigabit Ethernet fiber routers, high speed VDSL gateways, DSL modems, and home networking solutions — are deployed by some of the largest telecom carriers in North America. We listen to our customers, delivering future-proof solutions that help them stay competitive today and tomorrow, with faster access rates, advanced performance, and exciting applications. Our innovation has been recognized throughout the industry, with numerous awards. As a minority owned company, we're committed to the world we live in by promoting diversity among our employees and partners, and actively pushing a variety of green programs designed to reduce the carbon footprint of our company, and customers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan.
For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com.