Pequot Lakes, Minn. TDS fiber network expansion launching to first customers

Project is growing availability of 1 Gig internet to more than 2,300 area addresses

The TDS Telecom (TDS®) fiber-optic network expansion project in the Pequot Lakes, Minnesota area has reached a major milestone. Fiber services, including up to 1Gig internet, TV, and phone, are now available to the first 180 residential and business addresses included in the build.

“We continue to invest in our service areas to bring the best technology to our customers,” says Andrew Petersen senior vice president of Corporate Affairs at TDS. “There’s a reason you keep hearing about fiber-optic networks—they can easily handle today’s bandwidth demands as well as what’s to come in the future.”

TDS kicked off its Pequot-area fiber expansion this past spring and services will continue to become available in phases. When the project is complete in 2022, it will impact approximately 2,300 addresses across Pequot Lakes, Hackensack, Backus, Pine River, Jenkins, and Breezy Point.

Residents in the build footprint will gain faster internet speeds, including up to 1 Gigabit (1,000Mbps) symmetrical speeds where download and upload speeds are equal. TDS TV+, phone, and service bundles remain available. Businesses can choose faster internet speeds, including 10G dedicated fiber connection options, in addition to the existing TDS business product suite.

TDS has served the Pequot Lakes area since 1994.

Residents can visit to learn more and see if their address will be included in the fiber build.






Media Contact: Missy Kellor, Associate Manager-Communications | TDS | 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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