TDS powers up first Whitewater customers

WHITEWATER, Wisconsin (August 31, 2023) – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) has reached a milestone in its Whitewater construction project, connecting the first customers to its lightning-fast, all-fiber internet network.

“We are excited to grow our presence in Whitewater and begin providing world-class internet, TV, and phone service to our first customers. While much work remains, we’re proud of the progress we’ve made so far and look forward to extending service to more areas of the community,” said Drew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs.

The first installation was made at a home on Walworth Avenue. Connections are made neighborhood by neighborhood as work is completed. By the end of construction, the company expects about 4,400 homes and businesses – several hundred more than earlier estimates – will have access to TDS services. The network features speeds up to 8Gig – some of the fastest internet speeds in the nation.

TDS and its subsidiary TDS Metrocom LLC is also a participant in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP). Qualified ACP customers can receive symmetrical speeds up to 200Mbps at no cost with the company’s TDS Connect product.  

Beyond Whitewater, Madison-based TDS is building networks in Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, Watertown, and other communities throughout the state.

For more information, including to register for service and sign up for updates, 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 3,600 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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