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 to research and learn about TDS products and register for 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 3,400 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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