TDS expanding Eau Claire fiber build to include Chippewa Falls and Altoona, Wisconsin

More than 9,000 addresses will receive up to 2Gig upload and download speeds

Madison-based TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) plans to construct an all-fiber network in Chippewa Falls and Altoona to connect more than 9,000 total area addresses to super-fast internet. Residential customers can subscribe to up to 2,000Mbps (2 Gigabits) upload and download speeds and businesses can choose dedicated connections of up to 10Gig.  

“I appreciate the investment TDS is making in Chippewa Falls,” said Chippewa Falls Mayor Greg Hoffman. “This project will bring residents more choice and I’m excited about this opportunity.”

TDS expects to break ground in this spring and services will become available in phases as the build progresses. Beyond the fiber-fast internet, TDS’ fiber networks will also bring residents in both communities a new choice of TV and voice service provider.  

“The pandemic has highlighted the need for high-quality internet and communication services,” said Andrew Petersen, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs at TDS. “Fiber optics deliver reliable, fast speeds consumers are looking for to attend school, work remotely, and enjoy gaming and entertainment.”

TDS fiber networks offer residential customers symmetrical internet speeds, meaning that upload and download speeds are identical. A variety of internet options will be available, with the highest being 2Gig (2,000Mbps). Residents can also choose service bundles including TDS TV®+, the company’s full-featured TV product, and phone services. TDS offers businesses dedicated connections, TDS TV+, and managed IP—TDS’ hosted VoIP communications solution. 

“In addition to enjoying faster speeds, we hope residents are excited about having a new local provider to choose from,” said Petersen. “We also hire and give back locally and look forward to being a community partner in the years to come.”

TDS recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the city of Eau Claire to build a fiber network in that community. The company also announced the launch of its fiber network in Wisconsin’s Fox Cities and recently completed projects in both Wausau and Stevens Point. TDS has been doing business in the state for 53 years and serves customers in 32 states.

Residents interested in learning more about TDS fiber services can visit for more information. Career opportunities at TDS can be found at



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], 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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