TDS wins broadband funds for the Town of Berry in Wisconsin

Public Service Commission of Wisconsin awards TDS Telecom 50/50 matching grant.

During their open meeting this morning, the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) announced Fiscal Year 2017 Broadband Expansion Grant Awards. As part of the announcement, TDS Telecom (TDS®) will receive funding to expand broadband service in the Town of Berry, Wis.

The following statement can be attributed to Drew Petersen, vice president of External Affairs and Corporate Communications at TDS Telecom:

“We are pleased that our application to improve broadband services in the Town of Berry has been approved. Our customers have been clamoring for improvement and will be the true beneficiary of this grant, which will ensure better, faster and more reliable Internet service.

“As part of the PSCW’s announcement, TDS will receive half of the $313,000 needed to build out service in the township. Through this 50/50 grant, TDS will receive $156,500 to deliver internet speeds, up to 25 Mbps, to 166 currently unserved households.

“We look forward to breaking ground and moving this project forward. However, before we can start, the PSCW must submit official notification to us. Then, we’ll review and formally accept the grant funding — and complete work within two years.”


Media Contact: Cindy Tomlinson | Associate Manager of Public Relations | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4471 |

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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