Specifically, TDS deployed fiber to more than 67,000 service addresses bringing its total fiber footprint to 307,000 addressable addresses or about 36% of its wireline footprint. TDS also expanded its total wireline service area by 7% in 2020 because it launched services in new markets. That expansion brought TDS’ total number of service addresses to 845,000 at year-end.
However, in 2021 the company wants to be even more aggressive with its fiber and will spend $220 million on expanding its fiber to more addresses. According to Vicki Villacrez, senior vice president and CFO of TDS Telecom, by 2024 the company plans to have 625,000 total fiber services addresses, which will be more than 50% of its total coverage area.