TDS completes construction in several Maine communities, makes nonprofit donations

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) continues to make progress on its Maine fiber internet expansion, wrapping up construction in several communities.

TDS has now completed all-fiber, high-speed networks in Athens, Embden Lake, Etna, Harmony, Weld, West Ripley, Hampden, Hartland, and Warren. Construction continues in several other communities in Somerset and Franklin counties.

“We continue working to upgrade local infrastructure and do our part to make our communities a great place to live and work,” said Drew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “We’re proud of our investment in Maine and look forward to connecting even more residents and businesses to high-speed, reliable internet.”

To mark the construction milestone, TDS made donations to two nonprofits: Penquis, which works to alleviate and eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty; and Good Shepherd Food Bank, which maintains a distribution center in Hampden.

“TDS has served Maine since 1971. Giving back to the communities it serves is an essential part of our mission, and we’re excited to support great local organizations that help people in need,” said Tyler Hunsaker, TDS Regional Manager of Field Marketing.

TDS is a participant in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Qualified ACP customers can receive symmetrical speeds up to 200Mbps at no cost with the company’s TDS Connect product.  

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 3,600 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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