TDS lights up fiber service in two Wisconsin communities
First customers in Dodgeville and Mineral Point now connected to up to 8Gig speeds
The TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) subsidiary TDS Metrocom LCC has turned on two new fiber networks in Wisconsin—one in Dodgeville and the other in Mineral Point. The milestone brings some of the fastest speeds in the country to more than 180 customers across both communities. Beyond up to 8Gig internet for residents and up to 10Gig dedicated connections to businesses, TDS’ expansion also brings a new TV and phone provider option for all customers. With the first areas launched, services will continue to roll out to addresses included in the builds as sections of the networks are completed.
“We talk so much about how fiber is different than other technologies, but now customers can see and experience it for themselves,” said Andrew Petersen, senior vice president of Corporate Affairs at TDS. “Fiber is fast, reliable, and we’re offering it this high-quality connection and our other services at competitive, pocketbook-friendly prices.”
TDS, a Madison-headquartered telecommunications company, announced its plans to connect about 3,700 addresses across Dodgeville and Mineral Point in fall last year. Construction on the projects kicked off four months ago and in June TDS presented checks for $3,000 to both the Dodger Food Locker and the Pointer Pantry in June to help combat food insecurity in both communities.
Beyond bringing multi-gig symmetrical speed options to both communities, TDS also offers a low-cost service for qualifying Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) participants. Called TDS Connect, the product includes up to 200/200Mbps internet speeds and the monthly cost is fully covered by ACP benefit.
“The latest research suggests only 40 percent of those eligible for ACP are taking advantage of this benefit,” says Petersen. “Residents should absolutely check to see if they qualify.”
TDS recently revealed it is investing about a billion dollars to expand its fiber network footprint across the Badger State. TDS has served customers for more than 50 years and now serves 32 states.
Residents and businesses interested in learning more about TDS products or registering for service can visit www.tdsfiber.com.