TDS, one of the leading rural telcos in the country, has begun rolling out VDSL2 technology in its service regions. Users in Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin will be receiving VDSL2 in the near future. This expansion is part of TDS’s plan to get more out of its existing copper network while delivering advanced services to its customers. While they are trying to get VDSL2 to as many customers as possible, technical challenges (such as VDSL2 working much better on loop lengths less than 4000 ft.) will prevent TDS from expanding the upgraded service to every eligible household.
For more details, see http://www.ospmag.com/issue/article/TDS-Pursues-VDSL2-as-Coppers-Holy-Grail