TDS building fiber networks in Onalaska and Sparta, Wisconsin

About 12K addresses across both communities to get up to 2Gig symmetrical internet

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is announcing plans to build fiber-to-the-home networks in both Onalaska and Sparta, Wisconsin. The fiber technology will deliver upload and download speeds of up 2Gig internet, TV, and phone to residents, along with a full suite of service options for businesses. Construction is expected to start in spring of 2022, ultimately connecting nearly 12,000 addresses across Onalaska and Sparta. The networks will become available to residents gradually as work is completed.

“We are pleased TDS will be offering all the residents of Onalaska an option for a fully fiber network to their homes, and look forward to the full fiber buildout being complete,” said Eric Rindfleisch, Onalaska City Administrator. “Options such as this will keep Onalaska as the premier regional location to live and work and maintain our high standard of living.”

“Fiber networks are in demand because they offer the connection speeds and reliability consumers are looking for,” said Andrew Petersen, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at TDS. “We’re excited to bring this technology to Onalaska and Sparta and be part the future of these growing communities.”

TDS, a 53-year-old company headquartered in Madison, has been growing its fiber footprint rapidly in Wisconsin. The company recently announced plans to build a fiber network in the Green Bay metropolitan area, including Green Bay, Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, Suamico, Howard, and Hobart. This fall, the company also launched its newest network in Wisconsin’s Fox Cities. TDS fiber projects in both Wausau and Stevens Point are nearing completion.  

Residents in the build areas can choose a range of internet speeds up to 2 Gigabit (2,000Mbps), as well as TDS TV®+ and phone services. All residential TDS fiber internet products are symmetrical, meaning the internet download and upload speeds are identical. Businesses can select up to 10G dedicated connections, TDS TV+, and TDS’ hosted VoIP communications solution, managed IP. 

Residents interested in learning more about TDS fiber services can visit for more information. 



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