More progress on TDS’ Maine fiber expansion

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) continues to make progress on its fiber internet expansion in Maine, with high-speed connections launched in more communities.

More than 1,700 addresses in Hartland and about 500 addresses in Athens now have access to the TDS fiber network, with more to come in each community. Construction is expected to begin soon in neighboring communities such as Harmony, Ripley, Solon, and Embden as part of TDS’ Maine fiber expansion, which will bring better connections to more than 30 communities in state.

Construction is also under way in Warren, which will bring fiber internet to about 1,800 homes and businesses, and has been completed in Hampden. The Hampden network serves nearly 2,800 addresses.

“We’re excited to build on our history of over 50 years in Maine and deliver world-class internet to communities across the state,” said Andrew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs.

The TDS network features download and upload speeds up to 1Gig, with TV to be launched in the coming months. TDS also offers special bundle savings when paired with phone options.

In addition to private investment, TDS is leveraging Alternative Connect America funds to expand and improve broadband service to customers in Maine.

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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