TDS’ Wisconsin expansion plans grow; now includes Whitewater, Manitowoc

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is adding two more communities to its Wisconsin fiber expansion plans, with high-speed, all-fiber internet networks to be built in Whitewater and Manitowoc.

“We are excited to bring fast, reliable internet to even more communities in our home state,” said Drew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “This major private investment will upgrade infrastructure, help spur further growth, and raise quality of life for thousands of residents.”

Known as the “gold standard of residential internet connections,” the TDS networks will feature some of the fastest internet speeds in the world. Residents can get speeds up to 2Gig, and up to 10Gig dedicated fiber connections will be available for businesses.

Construction on the networks is expected to begin soon. The networks will serve about 12,900 homes and businesses in Manitowoc, and another 3,800 in Whitewater.

In addition to fast internet, Whitewater and Manitowoc will get a new choice for TV providers. TDS’ TV product, TDS TV®+, offers local and national networks, integration with popular streaming services, the ability to start shows over, and a cloud DVR. Phone packages and service bundles are also available.

Whitewater and Manitowoc join a growing list of Wisconsin communities in which TDS has projects planned or under way.

Founded in Madison in 1969, TDS has fiber network projects in development in virtually every corner of the state, from Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls in the northwest, Brookfield and New Berlin in the southeast, Green Bay in the northeast, to Onalaska, Janesville, Oshkosh, and many other points in between.

“The Badger State is a top priority for TDS, and Whitewater and Manitowoc are perfect fits for our company,” Petersen said. “With each home to outstanding educational institutions, strong local business communities, and small-town hospitality, we are excited to help Whitewater and Manitowoc continue to grow and thrive.”

For more information on TDS products and services as well as fiber construction plans, visit

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 3,400 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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