TDS launches fiber services in Merrimac, Wis.

1Gig internet, TDS TV, and phone now available to more than 4,500 addresses

The first customers in Merrimac, Wis. can now order TDS Telecom’s (TDS®) fiber services and up to 1Gig internet. The launch of the state-of-the-art, all-fiber network comes a year following TDS’ purchase of Merrimac Communications, Ltd.

“Residents are the real beneficiaries of our investment in network upgrades,” said Julie Maiers, vice president of Marketing and Product Development at TDS. “We couldn’t be more excited to begin installations so everyone can experience the power of fiber in their homes and businesses.”

TDS is delivering residential internet speeds up to one gigabit along with the company’s full-featured TDS TV® and phone service. Area businesses can order up to one gigabit internet, dedicated fiber connections, and TDS’ hosted VoIP business phone solution, managedIP.

The new services are available to more than 4,500 Merrimac-area addresses today. Residential customers who registered will be contacted to schedule an installation appointment. TDS will also be reaching out to business customers. The fiber-to-the-home services will launch to the rest of the Merrimac area in the fall.

“Once you experience the difference of a fiber connection, you’ll wonder how you ever did without,” says Maiers. “From streaming and gaming, to online classes and the ability to work remotely, fiber delivers the bandwidth to do it all.”

TDS TV, powered by Mediaroom®, features more than 190 all-digital channels (including HD), video-on-demand and pay-per-view, picture-in-picture channel surfing, parental controls, and instant channel change. TDS TV also features a Connected-Home DVR and wireless set-top boxes.

Residents who are interested in learning more about TDS Fiber service can call 1-888-225-5837.



Media Contact: Missy Kellor | Associate Manager, Public Relations | 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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