TDS wins broadband funds for the Town of Vermont in Wis.

The funding will impact more than 300 addresses in the Town of Vermont.

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) has awarded TDS Telecom (TDS®) funding to expand broadband service in Wisconsin. The funding will impact more than 300 addresses in the Town of Vermont.

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

“TDS is thrilled to be receiving targeted state support to improve and strengthen our customers’ broadband connectivity in the Town of Vermont. 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.

“This type of public-private partnership stimulates economic development and educational enrichment. As part of the PSCW’s announcement, TDS will receive about half of the $583,000 needed to build out service in the township. Through this grant, TDS will receive $285,917 to deliver internet speeds up to 25 Mbps to more than 300 currently underserved households.

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



Media Contact: Cindy Tomlinson | Associate Manager of Public Relations | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4428 | 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 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated February 2019

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