TDS to build fiber network in McFarland

Wisconsin residents to get Gigabit speeds, TDS TV and business services.

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) announces plans to expand its serving area and construct a new fiber optic broadband network in the village of McFarland, Wisconsin.

TDS is currently engineering the network with plans to immediately begin construction of the new fiber optic network. Once the network is complete, TDS plans to launch up to 1 Gigabit internet service along with TDS TV and phone service for residents in the village of McFarland this fall. For businesses, TDS will provide up to 1 Gigabit internet, dedicated fiber connections, and TDS managedIP, a hosted VoIP communications solution.

“To deliver these new, advanced services, TDS will invest significant private capital and hire local contractors to assist us in reaching our aggressive launch dates,” states Jim Butman, president and CEO of TDS Telecom. “To help foster business growth and attract more economic development projects to the area, we are also committed to building fiber optic network services to future business developments.”

McFarland is a rapidly growing community near Madison, Wisconsin. Located on Highway 51, along the east shore of Lake Waubesa, McFarland has had steady growth due to its convenient location, local amenities, and many family friendly neighborhoods. The population, last measured as part of the 2010 census at 7,808, is now estimated at more than 8,200.

“The Village Board for years has specifically targeted the development of a fiber optic network in the community as one of its key objectives,” states McFarland Village Administrator Matt Schuenke. “We finally have that opportunity at our doorstep with TDS as a partner.”

Residents and businesses interested in learning more about TDS and their products can get details at TDS launched similar next-generation services in nearby Sun Prairie, Wisconsin late in 2017 with construction continuing this spring.

“Our efforts in Sun Prairie, and now McFarland, demonstrate TDS’ commitment to providing advanced technology and choice to more area residents and businesses in Dane County,” added Butman. “We are excited to partner with the village of McFarland and stand ready to invest in becoming a strong community partner.”

Media Contact: DeAnne Boegli | National Public Relations Manager | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4428 |  

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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