Construction begins on TDS fiber network in West Bend

Construction is under way on TDS Telecommunications LLC’s (TDS®) project that will bring high-speed, reliable internet connections to West Bend.

When completed, the all-fiber network will serve nearly 14,000 homes and businesses in West Bend, with speeds up to 8Gig. This ultra-fast connection means customers can download and upload files – regardless of size – nearly instantaneously, making it well suited for commercial customers as well as households with large, shared internet needs.

The project will also bring new TV service to West Bend as well as phone packages and service bundles.

Beyond the standard service options, TDS also offers a low-cost service for qualifying customers called TDS Connect that includes up to 200/200Mbps internet speeds. The monthly cost of TDS Connect is fully covered by the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) benefit.

“Thank you to TDS for making this significant investment in the City of West Bend,” said City Administrator Jay Shambeau. “Our staff is impressed with the level of communication to date by TDS representatives. City residents should not hesitate to call 855-259-8576 regarding the installation of this new telecommunication service on or around their respective property.”

“The start of construction marks a great step forward as we work to better connect West Bend residents and business owners,” said Andrew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs.

Construction will be done in phases, with residents able to connect when work is completed in their neighborhood. Residents will be notified in several ways before construction starts, including signage and by postcard, letter, and door hanger.

Contractors will work to minimize disruptions and restore any areas impacted by the burying of fiber-optic cable.

The West Bend project is part of a major Wisconsin fiber expansion for Madison-based TDS, which has projects in development in virtually every corner of the state.

Residents can visit for more information and to sign up for updates.

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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