TDS breaks ground on final ARRA stimulus project in Wisconsin

Project will ensure more residents from Wyalusing to Werley have access to high-speed Internet service

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) says that construction is underway on its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus project in Wisconsin, near Wyalusing and Werley. Once complete, nearly 350 customers will gain access to TDS’ high-speed Internet services. [NOTE: See TDS’ Grantland Telecom project map by clicking the hyperlink.]

TDS has hired J.J. Vondrum & Sons, located just south of Lancaster, Wis., to do the outside construction work on this project. Once the outside work is finished, TDS will complete the inside work. The project is scheduled to be completed and accessible to customers by the end of the year.

TDS is receiving funding for the project from the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) as part of the ARRA. With the start of this project, all 11 projects TDS is receiving ARRA funding for in Wisconsin are now underway. Near Wind Lake, TDS has completed a portion of the network and is now offering high-speed Internet service to many households in the area. Once all 11 Wisconsin projects are complete, about 7,500 households will gain access to a high-speed Internet connection.

For more information contact: Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager-Public Relations / TDS Telecommunications Corp. / 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], a Fortune 1000® company. 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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