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TDS Broadband Service LLC, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc. of Madison, Wisconsin, has acquired InterLinx Communications LLC and its subsidiary Tonaquint Networks LLC in Southern Utah. The sale closed on Jan. 31 and terms were not disclosed.

“Now the work begins to make this a smooth, seamless transition for customers,”” said Jim Butman, chief operating officer at TDS. “We have invested heavily in St. George and other parts of the Southwest to greatly improve our services. Adding the strength of the InterLinx network facilities will further strengthen our overall network quality and capacity in the area.”

In December, TDS added a 300-megabit-per-second 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 voice over the internet protocol service (VoIP) to area businesses.

“Our group has worked hard to provide additional Internet options over the past few years,” said Matt Hamlin, CEO at Tonaquint Networks. “Today, we feel strongly about TDS’ ability to maximize the network infrastructure. We are extremely confident that our customers will be well-served by TDS and its vision for the southern Utah area. The demand for higher speeds and more bandwidth is growing exponentially. TDS is prepared for this future growth with its network investments and the acquisition of both InterLinx and Tonaquint Networks.”

“TDS and its newest employees will focus on a successful integration of the two companies,” Butman said. “I’m pleased to report all of the Tonaquint Network andInterLinx employees have been offered positions and will work with TDS to support customers locally.” Employees from Tonaquint Networks, InterLinx and TDS will operate out of the current InterLinx offices.