Broadband Expansion Grants Approved in Wisconsin Budget

TDS commends state leaders on their commitment to bridge digital divide

TDS Telecom (TDS®) is releasing the following statement on the new Wisconsin biennial budget that was signed into law today. The statement can be attributed to Kit Beyer, director of External Affairs and Communications at TDS Telecom:

“TDS would like to thank Governor Tony Evers, legislative leaders, and lawmakers for their work on the bipartisan state budget that makes the largest tax cut in Wisconsin history and invests $129 million in the Broadband Expansion Grant program.

“TDS applauds the bipartisan support for the expansion of the state’s broadband grant program. We know Wisconsin’s future success depends on high-quality internet services. Families and businesses have come to expect reliable and fast internet speeds no matter where they choose to live and work in the Badger State. TDS plans to aggressively pursue broadband grants in Wisconsin and throughout the country to increase broadband access to unserved and underserved areas of the country.”



Media Contact: Missy Kellor, Associate Manager-Communications | TDS | 608-664-4836 |

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 1,000 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,900 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,100 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit

Updated February 2019

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