Public invited to TDS kickoff event featuring pets and Packers

Brookfield, Wisconsin – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is excited to mark the start of construction of its high-speed, all-fiber internet network with an event that raises money for the Elmbrook Humane Society and includes major Green Bay Packers giveaways for attendees.

The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Brookfield Civic Plaza, 2000 N. Calhoun Road. A brief program will be held at 5 p.m. featuring leaders from TDS, the Humane Society, Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, and community leaders, followed by a check presentation to the Humane Society.

TDS’ kickoff event will have a decidedly Packers theme: anyone who attends can enter to win tickets to a Green Bay Packers game and tours of Lambeau Field and the Packers Hall of Fame. Plus, attendees can meet and get a photo with former Green Bay Packer Gary Ellerson.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their pets; TDS will provide Packers-themed bandanas for animals, and if you dress your furry friend in their finest Packers gear, you could win a prize for the best-dressed pet! Pets must be on a leash.

TDS’ project will bring all-fiber internet to about 18,000 homes and businesses in Brookfield, with speeds up to 2Gig for residents and 10Gig dedicated connections for businesses. It’s one of two TDS projects in Waukesha County, as the Wisconsin-based company is also building a fiber internet network in New Berlin.

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 rural and suburban 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 3,500 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. 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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