TDS starts construction on Englewood, Tennessee fiber network upgrade


TDS Telecommunications, LLC (TDS®) has started construction on an all-fiber network upgrade project in Englewood, Tennessee. The project will deliver fiber-to-the-premises connections including up to 1Gig internet to homes, and dedicated connections up to 10G for businesses. Ultimately, more than 1,200 residential and commercial addresses will gain access to the super-fast speeds.  

“We’re proud to invest in this technology project to bring fiber connections to Englewood,” says Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Drew Petersen. “Fiber-optic networks are the infrastructure of the future because they deliver a superior customer experience and can easily support the demands of both today’s technology and what’s to come.”

The Englewood project is being funded entirely by TDS. In nearby Monroe County TDS was recently awarded a $12.9 million grant from the Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund – American Rescue Plan to help offset the cost of a $23.6 million project to bring fiber connections to Ball Play, Coker Creek, and Tellico Plains.

Contractors have started burying conduit and fiber cable in public utility easement areas, as well as hanging cable on utility poles. Services will become available gradually as sections of the network are completed.

TDS’ fiber technology delivers a range of symmetrical internet options of up to 1Gig for homes, with all products offering equal download and upload speeds. Businesses included in the build area gain dedicated connections up to 10G, as well as phone service including managedIP, a hosted Voice of IP (VoIP) solution.

TDS has served customers in the area for 37 years. The Wisconsin-based company, which started as a group of small telecoms, is now a leader in fiber deployment and serves customers in more than 1,100 communities in 32 states.

Englewood residents can visit or call 1-888-225-5837 for more information.


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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