TDS launches services in Fort Atkinson, connects first customer

FORT ATKINSON, Wisconsin – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) has launched service in Fort Atkinson and made its first connection to the company’s high-speed, all-fiber internet.

Construction began last fall on TDS’ project, which will bring internet speeds up to 8Gig plus TV and phone service. At 8Gig, files of any size can be uploaded or downloaded nearly instantly, making the network ideal for commercial customers as well as households with large, shared internet needs.

Service becomes available neighborhood by neighborhood as construction is finished. When the project is completed, approximately 6,100 homes and businesses will have access to the network.

“We’re excited to take this big step forward and begin connecting residents and businesses to world-class services,” said Anna Jensen, associate manager of field marketing in Fort Atkinson. “While more work remains, we’re proud of our progress and we thank residents and businesses for their patience during construction.”

TDS has already been active in Fort Atkinson through sponsorship of community events such as the Summer Charity Concerts, Fort Atkinson Chamber Rhapsody, Fort Fall Fiesta, and the BASE Duck Race and Wings and Wheels events.

In upcoming build areas, residents will be notified in several ways before construction starts, including signage and by postcard, letter, and door hanger.

Construction is also ongoing elsewhere in Jefferson County, including in Jefferson, Watertown, and Whitewater. The first customers in Jefferson have been connected, while service is expected to launch soon in Watertown and Whitewater.

For more information, including instructions on how to register for service and monitor progress of the build, 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]. 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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