PSC of Wisconsin Commissioners visit TDS training facility

Tour and demonstration provided insights into industry hot topics

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) hosted Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin Chairperson Rebecca Cameron Valcq, Commissioner Summer Strand, and PSC staff at the company’s Waunakee Broadband Training Facility on Wednesday, May 17. The officials were invited to learn more about the Wisconsin company and its training facility that’s meeting the workforce needs of the industry and the state.

“We’re pleased Commissioners Valcq and Strand were able to join us today,” said TDS Director of External Affairs and Communications Kit Beyer. “We’re proud to be a local success story and to share more about our internship and apprenticeship programs, as well as showcase our state-of-the-art training facility.”

TDS representatives, PSC commissioners and staff were joined by Bill Esbeck, Executive Director of the Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association and Josh Morby, Wisconsin Broadband Workforce Coalition.

In addition to a tour, TDS offered a variety of technology demonstrations that are key elements of building modern fiber-to-the-home networks the company deploys including fiber splicing.

“We all know fast and reliable internet is essential for business, school and entertainment,” said Beyer. “We appreciate the opportunities that are being provided to expand services to unserved and underserved areas of the state.”

Beyond the many fiber-to-the-home construction projects the company has in progress in Wisconsin, TDS also spoke about the FCC’s Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). TDS is participant and qualifying ACP customers can choose the company’s TDS Connect product that can include symmetrical speeds of up to 200/200Mbps at no cost.

Founded and headquartered in Madison in 1969, TDS now delivers 1.2 million customer connections of high-speed internet, phone, and TV services to customers in 32 states.


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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