City of Coeur d’Alene receives TDS Fiber-Fast Community Award to mark end of construction

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) has presented the TDS Fiber-Fast Community designation to the City of Coeur d’Alene. The award marks the completion of TDS’ fiber internet network and recognizes residents’ and businesses’ access to world-class internet.

TDS has wrapped up major construction activities in Coeur d’Alene as it continues work in other North Idaho communities including Post Falls, Rathdrum, and Hayden Lake. In CDA, crews built about 113 miles of fiber to serve more than 17,000 homes and businesses.

The TDS Fiber-Fast Community Award not only recognizes the end of construction but certifies the community is home to some of the fastest internet speeds in the world – a huge benefit for current residents and businesses. It also serves as a signal for companies and others outside the community looking for new locations to consider.

The award was presented at an event with Mayor Jim Hammond on Wednesday, June 14. Linda Coppess, president and CEO of the Coeur d'Alene Regional Chamber, also accepted an award on behalf of the chamber. 

“We are thrilled to celebrate the end of our construction project in Coeur d’Alene. The completion of our fiber network represents a major upgrade for the community’s infrastructure, funded by millions and millions of dollars of private investment,” said Michele Slattery, TDS Vice President of Sales. “We’re proud to bring faster, more reliable internet connections to thousands of residents and businesses. We also thank local officials and the community for their patience during construction. We look forward to serving Coeur d’Alene for many years to come.”

TDS’ fiber network features speeds up to 8Gig, allowing customers to upload and download files of any size nearly instantaneously. 10Gig dedicated connections are available for businesses. In addition to fast internet, TDS TV’ product, TDS TV®+, offers local and national networks, integration with popular streaming services, the ability to start shows over, and cloud DVR. Phone packages and service bundles are also available.

TDS is excited to be naming more TDS Fiber-Fast Communities in the coming weeks and months. TDS is expanding its fiber network to nearly 100 communities, which also includes Post Falls, Rathdrum, and Hayden Lake.

Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 414-326-3588 |

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 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 3,600 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit

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