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TDS Broadband expands its Oregon territory

August 9, 2017 GMT

TDS Broadband Service plans to add to its holdings in the state of Oregon.

The Madison company has signed an agreement to buy Crestview Cable Communications in central Oregon. Terms of the transaction were not released.

Crestview’s coverage area is next to that of BendBroadband, of Bend, Oregon, which was acquired by TDS in 2014.

The purchase, if approved by local and federal regulators, will add 21,000 addresses to TDS Broadband.

The company already has more than 300,000 customer connections for cable TV, broadband internet and phone service in six states in addition to Oregon: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Texas.

Meanwhile, TDS Telecommunications Corp. said the Wisconsin Public Service Commission has approved $286,000 for TDS to build high-speed internet service to more than 300 households in the town of Vermont, in western Dane County. That’s about half of the estimated $583,000 price for extending the service, TDS said.

TDS Telecom is the seventh-largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. and provides 1.2 million connections to high-speed internet, phone and TV services.

TDS Broadband and TDS Telecom, both based in Madison, are subsidiaries of the publicly traded Telephone and Data Systems, Chicago, whose businesses include U.S. Cellular.