TDS Telecom launches service in Watertown, Wisconsin

WATERTOWN, Wisconsin – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) has launched TDS Fiber service in Watertown, marking a milestone in the company’s construction of a high-speed, all-fiber internet network. The first Watertown customers, Robert and Barbara Schuett, were connected to super-fast reliable internet on Friday, Aug. 18.

Since breaking ground last spring, crews have worked to build a network that features internet speeds up to 8Gig, plus TV and phone service. Service becomes available neighborhood by neighborhood as work is completed.

Approximately 9,300 homes and businesses are expected to have access to TDS service when construction is finished.

“We continue to make great progress on our project that will better connect Watertown homes and businesses and upgrade a key part of the community’s infrastructure,” said Drew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs.

Community partnerships are a key part of TDS’ efforts. The company has already been active in supporting local nonprofits through sponsorships such as the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, Watertown Community Celebration and Vendor Fair, Watertown Farmers Market, and Riverfest.

“TDS is proud to join the Watertown community and we look forward to continuing to work side by side with local organizations and businesses,” said Anna Jensen, TDS associate manager of field marketing.

For more information, including registering for service and receiving updates on 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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