First customers in Onalaska, Wisconsin will receive TDS Fiber service

Launch now includes up to 8Gig internet speeds

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) has powered up the first areas of its all-fiber network in Onalaska and is starting installations of super-fast internet, TV, and phone service to residents and businesses. The milestone brings even faster speeds than the company promised when it announced the project last year. TDS is now offering up to 8Gig symmetrical internet—the company’s newest and fastest available speed and quadrupling what it said it would offer when construction began. Up to 8Gig speeds are also available for commercial customers, as well as up to 10Gig dedicated connections.

“We’re excited residents can now experience the difference fiber technology brings,” said Andrew Petersen, senior vice president of Corporate Affairs at TDS. “At any speed, fiber delivers a reliable, high-quality connection for being online for work and school, or relaxing with TV and games.”

The Madison-based company expects to connect about 12,000 addresses across Onalaska and Sparta to its fiber infrastructure. TDS’ network will continue to power up neighborhood by neighborhood as sections of the project are completed. Beyond bringing new symmetrical internet speeds of up to 8Gig, TDS’ project means area residents also have a new choice for TV and phone service. The 8Gig launch provides small businesses with multi-gig speeds without needing a dedicated connection, however 10Gig dedicated connections are also available along with TDS TV®+, and TDS’ hosted VoIP business phone solution, managedIP

Last May TDS celebrated the start of construction in Onalaska with the Onalaska Mayor Kim Smith, City Administrator Eric Rindfleisch, City Engineer & Director of Public Works Jarrod Holter, and representatives from TDS’ construction partners, KS Energy. To mark the occasion, TDS also presented a check for $2,500 to the Onalaska Area Business Association’s scholarship fund.

The company recently revealed it is investing about a billion dollars to expand its fiber network footprint across Wisconsin. TDS was founded in Wisconsin in 1969 and now serves 32 states.

Residents and businesses interested in learning more about TDS products or registering for service can visit



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

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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