Construction begins on TDS high-speed internet network in Manitowoc

MANITOWOC, Wisconsin – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is excited to begin construction on an all-fiber internet network that will bring lightning-fast speeds and a new option for TV service to Manitowoc.

When completed, the network will serve more than 15,000 homes and businesses with internet speeds up to 8Gig – fast enough to upload and download files of any size nearly instantly.

The network is ideal for not only streaming and remote work or school, but also for commercial customers and households with large, shared internet needs.

“The last few years have highlighted how crucial fast and reliable internet is for a community. We’re pleased to begin this project that will upgrade an important part of Manitowoc’s infrastructure and serve residents and businesses for years to come,” said Drew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs.     

TDS’ TV product, TDS TV®+, gives customers a variety of local and national networks, integration with popular streaming services, the ability to start shows over, and cloud DVR storage options. Phone packages are also available. For businesses, TDS offers dedicated connections, TDS TV+, and managed IP—TDS’ hosted VoIP communications solution.

In addition, TDS is a participant in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Qualified ACP customers can receive symmetrical speeds up to 200Mbps at no cost with the company’s TDS Connect product.  

Construction of the network will be done in phases, with customers able to connect once work in their neighborhood is completed. Residents will be notified of construction in several ways, include signage and by postcard, letter, and door hanger. Contractors will work to minimize disruptions and restore any areas impacted by the burying of fiber.

Founded in 1969, Wisconsin-based TDS has become a national leader in fiber-optic deployment. In addition to Manitowoc, TDS is building networks in virtually every corner of the state, including in Eastern Wisconsin communities such as Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Sheboygan, and others.

For more information, including to register and to sign up for updates, visit

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 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. 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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