TDS launches fiber services in Sun Prairie, Wis.

1Gig internet, TDS TV, and phone now available — in less than five months after TDS acquired Sun Prairie Utilities Fiber Network.

Installations of TDS Fiber, at pre-registered, single-family homes in Sun Prairie, Wis. are scheduled to begin this week. The launch comes only 140 days after TDS acquired Sun Prairie Utilities (SPU) fiber network.

“We reached this landmark so quickly because of the commitment and dedication of our employees, vendors, and contractors, as well as, the outpouring of response from the people of Sun Prairie,” said Jim Butman, chief operating officer at TDS. “We’re thrilled to start installations and get this world-class technology in homes and businesses for people to enjoy.”

TDS is offering residential customers internet speeds up to 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps/Gig) on a 100 percent fiber-to- the-home (FTTH) network.

TDS and its contractors have been working to expand the former SPU fiber network since breaking ground in May. Neighborhoods within the expansion footprint had to meet a registration goal and deadline to guarantee a buildout. As of mid-September, 22 of the 24 residential Sun Prairie neighborhoods had met threshold—all residents can still receive special offers if they register before their neighborhood launches.

Installations of residential customers in several areas that met threshold are now underway. TDS will be calling customers 1-2 weeks in advance to schedule installs. Business installations are expected to begin in October.

“It’s almost hard to believe what a difference a fiber connection makes until you see it,” said Butman. “We’re planning on leasing space in Sun Prairie soon to give residents an opportunity to experience 1Gig internet, symmetrical internet speeds, and TDS TV first-hand.”

TDS TV®, powered by Mediaroom®, features more than 260 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 includes a Connected-Home DVR and wireless set-top boxes.

For more information, visit TDS Fiber.

Media Contact: DeAnne Boegli, National Public Relations Manager | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4428 | deanne.boegli@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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