TDS awarded a $1.55 Million Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grant

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®), a Madison, Wisconsin-based communications company, was awarded more than $1.55 million in funding for a broadband expansion project in southwest Wisconsin. The Public Service Commission (PSC) of Wisconsin selected TDS’ Farmers Telephone Company project to provide fiber-to-the-home internet to more than 800 customers in Grant County in the following townships: South Lancaster, Lancaster, Beetown, Ellenboro, Harrison, Little Grant, North Lancaster, Potosi, Waterloo, and Liberty.

“TDS is pleased to partner with the state on this worthwhile project to bring TDS’ fiber-fast internet services to these homes and businesses,” said Drew Petersen, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations.

The award approved by the PSC commissioners amounts to a grant of $1,555,174. This is in addition to the two previous grants that are being executed on currently in Potosi and Necedah.

“I want to thank the commissioners for acknowledging the need for internet access in this area,” said Petersen. “We look forward to having additional opportunities to work with the state to bring fiber internet to unserved and underserved areas.”

TDS has been doing business in Wisconsin for 54 years and serves customers in roughly 100 communities in the Badger State.


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 3,600 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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