TDS Telecom announces major fiber expansion in Wisconsin
Company to deliver fiber internet to 18 more communities in the Badger State
TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is bringing its all-fiber, high-speed internet network to many more communities across the Badger State, continuing the Madison-based company’s major expansion in Wisconsin.
TDS will build fiber networks in 18 communities spanning the state from the Lake Michigan shores in Sheboygan to Menomonie in northwestern Wisconsin. In total, the networks will provide 85,000 homes and businesses with access to some of the fastest internet speeds in the world.
Construction is expected to begin in many communities later this year as work continues on other TDS projects across the state.
“As a longtime Wisconsin company, we are so excited to serve even more communities in our home state,” said Drew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “The pandemic has shown the importance of having fast, reliable internet. We’re proud our fiber networks will help boost a critical part of infrastructure and improve residents’ quality of life.”
Communities in TDS’ expansion plans are Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls, Plymouth, Kohler, Fond du Lac, Fort Atkinson, Jefferson, Watertown, Milton, Evansville, Fitchburg, Dodgeville, Mineral Point, Bangor, Rockland, West Salem, Tomah and Menomonie.
Due to its speed, fiber internet is referred to as the “gold standard of residential internet connections.” The TDS networks will feature speeds up to 2Gig, which is fast enough to download a typical two-hour, 4K movie in less than a minute. Up to 10Gig dedicated fiber connections will be available for businesses.
In addition to fast internet, the networks will provide residents in those communities with a sophisticated, all-digital TV service. TDS’ TV product, TDS TV®+, offers local and national networks, integration with popular streaming services, the ability to start shows over, and a cloud DVR. Phone packages and service bundles are also available.
Founded in 1969, TDS is building fiber networks in virtually every corner of the state. Other communities in which projects have started or been announced include Green Bay, Oshkosh, Appleton, Brookfield, New Berlin, Janesville, Onalaska, Altoona, Sparta, Eau Claire, and Chippewa Falls.
“Wisconsin is a top priority for TDS. In the Badger State alone, TDS is investing nearly a billion of its own dollars to build state-of-the-art fiber optic networks here,” Petersen said. “We’re thrilled to grow our presence in our home state and look forward to serving these great communities for years to come.”
Residents can visit tdsfiber.com to research and learn about TDS products and register for service.