TDS Telecom launches service in Fond du Lac

Longtime Wisconsin-based internet provider powers up another community with its high-speed network

FOND DU LAC, Wisconsin – As TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) continues construction of its high-speed internet network, the company has launched service to its first Fond du Lac neighborhood.

The all-fiber TDS network features speeds up to 8Gig – some of the fastest internet speeds in the nation and quick enough to download or upload a file of any size nearly instantly. The project also brings a new TV provider to Fond du Lac, with the company’s full-featured TDS TV®+ product available to both residents and businesses.

“TDS continues to make great progress on construction of our network in Fond du Lac and throughout northeastern Wisconsin. We’re excited to serve Fond du Lac homes and businesses with fast, reliable internet for years to come,” said Drew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs.

TDS field service technicians working in the 400 block of Bragg Street connected first customer Austin Maddix on Monday. Built in phases, residents can connect to the new network once work is completed in their neighborhood. When construction is completed, service will be available to more than 18,000 Fond du Lac homes and businesses.

More than 50 years after beginning operations, Madison-based TDS has become a national leader in fiber-optic internet. In addition to Fond du Lac, the company has projects under way in the Fox Cities, Sheboygan County, Green Bay, Manitowoc, and other areas of the state.

TDS and its subsidiary TDS Metrocom LLC is 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.  

Residents can visit to register for service, monitor the progress of the build, and sign up for notifications about the new service.

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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