InterLinx Communications acquired by TDS

TDS Broadband Service LLC, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), and operated by TDS Telecom (TDS), has purchased InterLinx Communications LLC and its subsidiary Tonaquint Networks LLC in Southern Utah, the company said.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

A transitional services agreement is in place which allows the companies to share information to migrate critical telecom infrastructure, processes, and records.

In December, TDS added a 300Mbps broadband service offering to the St. George community after completing a lengthy analog reclamation process to create an all-digital cable network. TDS´ experience with commercial customers will also enable it to offer new services, including TDS managedIP, a voice over the Internet protocol service (VoIP), to area businesses.

InterLinx provides wholesale fiber connections to businesses, as well as to local Internet service providers (ISPs) and large carrier customers. Tonaquint Networks provides residential and business services via both fiber to the premises and wireless Internet technologies.

Employees from Tonaquint Networks, InterLinx and TDS will operate out of the current InterLinx office space in St. George.

TDS Telecommunications Corporation is a telephone company with inroads into the cable industry. TDS provides 1.2m connections to high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in more than 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities.

Headquartered in Madison, Wis., TDS Telecom operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC and TDS Broadband Service LLC, which includes BendBroadband in Central Oregon. Combined, the company employs more than 3,400 people.