TDS receives Wisconsin broadband funds for areas around Monticello, New Glarus

TDS will leverage grant funds to improve high-speed internet service projects totaling $1.7M.

During today’s Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) meeting, the Commission awarded Fiscal Year 2018 Broadband Expansion Grants to 46 applicants. As part of the announcement, TDS Telecom (TDS®) will receive funding to expand broadband service in Wisconsin — in areas surrounding New Glarus and Monticello.

The following statement can be attributed to Jean Pauk, State Government Affairs Manager at TDS Telecom: 

“We are pleased the PSCW approved our applications to improve broadband service in areas around New Glarus and Monticello. Our customers will be the true beneficiary of these grants. Once complete, customers will have access to better, faster and more reliable internet service.

“As part of the PSCW’s announcement, TDS will receive half of the nearly $1.7M needed to build out service in parts of New Glarus and Monticello. Through this 50/50 grant, TDS will receive about $844,800 to deliver internet speeds, up to 25 Mbps, to more than 1,100 unserved households.

“We look forward to getting started on these projects. Before we can start, though, we await the PSCW’s official notification. Once received, we will need to review it before we can formally accept the grant. We expect to break ground on the projects yet this year, in order to complete them within two years, as required.”

Media Contact: Cindy Tomlinson | Associate Manager of Public Relations | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4471 | cindy.tomlinson@tdstelecom.com

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 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 tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,600 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. In 2018, TDS Inc. was named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated November 2018

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