TDS Dark Fiber

TDS® Dark Fiber is a private, point-to-point transport service using a dedicated strand (or strands) of fiber. Dark Fiber is the best choice for a user-managed network when cost per Gigabit is critical, and when fixed monthly recurring cost or upfront capital are available.

Features and Benefits

  • Flexibility – Since you light the network with your own equipment, you can design it for the applications you need
  • Security – With private, physical network infrastructure on your own dedicated strands of fiber, you can maximize your security
  • Control – Transmission protocols and equipment are in your full control. You can upgrade at will to keep up with technology or align with changing requirements
  • Scalability – You have the ability to scale your network to virtually any bandwidth without the need for costly and disruptive upgrades

Dark Fiber Services (pdf)

With TDS Dark Fiber solutions, you make the decisions and we handle the heavy lifting. Get all the benefits of network ownership without having to construct the physical network yourself. Leverage our experience to manage your network needs as your business expands. We already manage proven optical networks. Now we’re ready to put that expertise to work for you.

Service Details

Dark Fiber is deployed, unlit fiber optic strands connecting two points within the TDS network. Dark Fiber is a single, new, or existing transmission path that terminates on a TDS Fiber Distribution Panel or equivalent, between two TDS locations, a pre-determined non-TDS location, or Data Center.

Dark Fiber may be available for sale as both a long-term lease or as an Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU). Availability of Dark Fiber varies by location.