Cottage Grove is next Wisconsin community to get fiber-optic network via TDS

Gigabit-speed broadband network to provide residents and businesses with new choice for internet, TV, and phone services.

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) announced plans to construct a new fiber-optic broadband network in the village of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin.

“Fiber technology levels the playing field between smaller communities and larger cities. Now, residents and businesses in Cottage Grove will have the same speeds as those in nearby Madison and other major metropolitan areas,” says Jim Butman, president and CEO of TDS Telecom.

Once complete, Cottage Grove will be one of the most highly-connected communities in the nation with Gigabit speed offerings. Telecommuters, telemedicine, online education users, gamers, and movie enthusiasts will all enjoy the fastest speeds available in the nation.

TDS is currently engineering the network and hiring contractors with plans to begin construction this summer. The project includes installing fiber-to-the-home connections and laying underground fiber in neighborhoods and business parks.

Residents and businesses interested in learning more about TDS and their products can get details at

TDS launched similar next-generation services in nearby Sun Prairie last September. Earlier this spring, TDS announced similar partnerships and plans in McFarland and DeForest, Wisconsin. Following their acquisition of Merrimac Communications, Ltd., TDS is also upgrading the network in Merrimac in order to offer residents and businesses state-of-the-art communications services and solutions.

Media Contact: DeAnne Boegli | National Public Relations Manager | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4428 |  

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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