TDS awarded a $1.8 Million Grant from Florida Broadband Infrastructure Program

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®), a Madison, Wisconsin-based communications company, was awarded more than $1.8 million in funding for a broadband expansion project in the cities of Havana and Quincy, Florida. Governor Ron DeSantis recently announced TDS’ application for its Quincy Telephone Company was one of 63 projects in 43 counties to receive funding. The project will add 134.46 miles of fiber optic cable in Gadsden County and bring up to 8Gig symmetrical speeds to 3,574 unserved locations.

“TDS is excited to partner with the state to bring more reliable fiber technology to Gadsden County,” said Drew Petersen, Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations. “I want to thank Governor DeSantis and Florida state leaders for understanding the critical need for high-speed internet access in this area.”

TDS has been doing business in Florida since 1982 and serves the communities of Greensboro, Gretna, and Quincy as well as neighboring Attapulgus, Georgia.

“We appreciate the generous community support we received for the grant application; I want to especially thank Gadsden County Administrator Ed Dixon for his assistance,” said Tom McCabe, manager of State Government Affairs. “We look forward to moving this important project forward.”


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 3,400 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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