TDS thanks Altoona, Wis. city leaders after MOU vote
TDS Telecommunication LLC (TDS®) and the city of Altoona have reached an agreement on a memorandum of understanding, cementing the Madison, Wisconsin company’s fiber expansion into the community.
“We’re grateful to have the support of Altoona city leadership as we move forward with our all-fiber-optic network project in this fast-growing community,” says Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Drew Petersen. “This agreement formalizes what we’re confident will be an effective and collaborative working relationship as we build out this state-of-the-art infrastructure. We’re excited to be a new competitive provider in the area and look forward to being part of Altoona.”
TDS first announced its intention to expand its fiber network to Altoona in April of last year. Over fiber, TDS offers a range of symmetrical internet speed options up to 8Gig to residents and businesses. 10Gig dedicated connections are also available for commercial customers. Residents can also choose service bundles including the company’s full-featured TV product, TDS TV+, and phone services. TDS expects to reach more than 4,000 Altoona addresses with their fiber technology.
The city of Eau Claire and TDS signed a fiber network expansion agreement in August of 2021 and the company kicked off construction last spring. The first customers in Eau Claire are now connected to TDS’ fiber services while build work continues.
TDS has been doing business in the state for 54 years and is investing nearly $1 billion to expand its fiber network in Wisconsin, including Chippewa Falls and Menomonie. The company has customers in 105 Wisconsin communities and has fiber projects planned or in process in 43 Wisconsin municipalities.