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The Buzz: TDS Telecom launches fiber network to first addresses in Fox Cities, opens Menasha storefront

KIMBERLY – Area residents have a new option for high-speed internet, TV and phone services.

TDS Telecom, which is based in Madison, announced last week the launch of its fiber-to-the-home network to addresses in the Fox Cities. TDS service is now available to nearly 1,000 homes and businesses in Kimberly, according to a press release, and that service will soon expand to other Fox Cities communities.

The TDS fiber network includes up to 2Gig symmetrical internet, which means download and upload speeds are the same, according to the release.

In addition to Kimberly, TDS will offer its high-speed internet to residents in Appleton, Little Chute, Kaukauna, Menasha and Neenah as part of its Fox Cities project, which was announced in February. The fiber network build is expected to be complete in 2023 and reach approximately 60,000 addresses in the area. Services will continue to roll out in the Fox Cities this fall, according to the release.

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TDS has been active in the Fox Cities since 1998, TDS associate communications manager Missy Kellor told The Post-Crescent, but previously only offered business services.

“By really investing in a fiber network, we will be expanding to include everyone and not just business customers,” Kellor said.

TDS also announced the opening of its storefront location at 1490 Oneida St. in Menasha. The store lets customers register for service, explore product bundles and try TDS TV+, TDS’s TV offering, according to Kellor.

Beyond the Fox Cities, TDS has built fiber networks in communities in the Madison and Wausau areas, and plans to continue expanding its services across Wisconsin.

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TDS Construction within the City of Spokane

TDS has begun construction on a fiber-to-the-home network for homes and businesses across Spokane, Washington. TDS will offer residential customers up to one gigabit internet speeds, TDS' all-digital TV service, TDS TV®+, and phone options. Businesses will have the option to receive up to 10 gigabit connections, dedicated fiber, and TDS' hosted VoIP business phone solution, managedIP.

TDS introduction will allow for additional competition for these services in our City, resulting in choice and improved price for citizens.

Citizens are beginning to see work in their neighborhoods as part of this construction project. The construction has been permitted for the public right of way and the additional utility easement that exists in front of many homes in the City.

Quanta is the contractor constructing the all-fiber TDS network. The contractor is working to minimize impacts to homeowners. The fiber is installed by creating entry points and then pulling the fiber underground between those points.

The City requires Quanta to contact property owners as they proceed with construction. They are going door-to-door to talk to citizens and providing written information to property owners.

TDS has already started constructing.

Residents can stay informed and follow the fiber build at The website provides detailed information related to the project and completion estimates by neighborhood and address. As construction progresses, date estimates improve. Residents can also view pricing and register for services directly from

TDS' goal is to eventually serve the entire City with their competitive services; their build-out schedule calls for reaching 70 percent of the City's residential units within 5 years. The company is actively designing and installing about 1,100 miles of aerial and underground fiber cable within the City.

Public Right of Way (ROW) & Dry Utility Easement:

Public right-of-way easement widths vary in size and location. Additionally, for more than 20 years, the City of Spokane has required an additional 10 feet of property outside of the right-of-way to be dedicated as dry utility easements when new neighborhoods are platted/established. See the below example.

Utitliy Easement Example

TDS has been designing their buildout to be mostly within the right-of-way and utility easements. Often property owners aren't aware of location of the actual property line. In many cases, property owners take care of a portion of the right-of-way or utility easement as part of their yard.

Residents and businesses that would like to learn more about TDS' construction can visit for the latest updates on the project.


With 1.2 million connections to high-speed internet, phone, and TV, TDS has been in business for more than 50 years. TDS is new to Spokane, but not the area. In August of 2019, TDS began been building a 700-mile fiber-optic network in North Idaho as well. Serving Coeur d’Alene, Hayden, Hayden Lake, Post Falls and Rathdrum, the first customers were launched last year.

In February 2020, the City Council approved a Cable Television Franchise with TDS that allows the company to use the public right of way and provide services within the City of Spokane.

The City traditionally has had only one cable television provider. The City's leaders had been interested in attracting competition for these services to provide citizens with choice and potentially better pricing for cable television and related high-speed internet services.

The City is working to ensure that we have modern systems capable of serving the future needs and interests of our citizens and businesses. The City wants to ensure the availability of community programming, maintain our public right of way and provide broad access to services.


High-Speed Internet Plans

High-Speed Internet: Availability varies and speeds shown may not be available at all service addresses. Certain speeds are only offered in areas served by TDS Fiber. Speed ranges shown are expressed as "up to" to represent network capabilities between customer location and the TDS network. Most customers can expect to receive a stable speed within the range of the product purchased as allowed by the quality and capability of the connection; however, actual speeds experienced by customers vary and are not guaranteed. Some customers may receive lower than the indicated speed range. Speeds vary due to factors, including but not limited to: distance from switching locations, network equipment, delivery technology, and external/internal network conditions. Speed tests may produce inconsistent results due to various factors, including the speed test program or website used, the number of devices connected to the customer's modem, and whether the speed test is conducted over Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi. Customers that are not receiving the indicated speeds may cancel their service or downgrade to a lower-speed service without any termination or switching charges. Otherwise, a $15 service charge will apply to existing customers who switch plans without increasing speed or adding qualifying service. Additional equipment may be required and charges may apply. No Data Caps - not available in all areas. In order to maximize Internet speeds above 100Mbps, a gigabit wired Network Interface Card (NIC) and/or a more advanced wireless NIC, preferably 802.11ac or higher is needed. A $49.95 tech visit fee may apply. Tech visit fee waiver available to qualifying customers.

In order to maximize Internet speeds above 100Mbps, a gigabit wired Network Interface Card (NIC) and/or a more advanced wireless NIC, preferably 802.11ac or higher is needed.

Delinquent accounts may lose service. Certain services not available in all areas. Price may vary by serving area and is subject to change without notice. Services subject to TDS Terms of Service, TDS Privacy Policy, and TDS Acceptable Use Policy. TDS Telecom®/TDS TV® are registered trademarks of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. and licensed to TDS Telecommunications LLC. Copyright © 2021, TDS Telecommunications LLC, All Rights Reserved.


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Pequot Lakes TDS fiber network expands in Pequot Lakes area

“We continue to invest in our service areas to bring the best technology to our customers,” Andrew Petersen, senior vice president of corporate affairs at TDS, said in a news release. “There’s a reason you keep hearing about fiber-optic networks - they can easily handle today’s bandwidth demands as well as what’s to come in the future.”

TDS kicked off its Pequot Lakes area fiber expansion this past spring and services will continue to become available in phases. When the project is complete in 2022, it will impact approximately 2,300 addresses across Pequot Lakes, Hackensack, Backus, Pine River, Jenkins and Breezy Point.

Residents in the build footprint will gain faster internet speeds, including up to 1 Gigabit (1,000 Mbps) symmetrical speeds where download and upload speeds are equal. TDS TV+, phone and service bundles remain available. Businesses can choose faster internet speeds, including 10G dedicated fiber connection options, in addition to the existing TDS business product suite.

TDS has served the Pequot Lakes area since 1994.

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Residents can visit to learn more and see if their address will be included in the fiber build.

FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS, IT'S ABOUT TO GET FAST. TDS Telecom plans to build a fiber-optic network to serve the Eau Claire area.

FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS, IT'S ABOUT TO GET FAST. TDS Telecom plans to build a fiber-optic network to serve the Eau Claire area.

A Madison-based company will install 300 miles of fiber-optic cable in Eau Claire in the next two to three years to begin providing high-speed Internet, cable TV, and telephone service to residents and businesses. Once its network is fully built, TDS Telecom intends to offer service to all residents and businesses within the city limits of Eau Claire, as well as to eventually serve customers in Altoona and Chippewa Falls, a company official told the Eau Claire City Council on Aug. 17.

Ultimately, TDS aims to be able to serve 50,000 customers in the Chippewa Valley, said Josh Worrell, a business development manager for TDS. However, because of right-of-way issues and topography, it may be too costly to serve certain areas, he added.

Most of the infrastructure will be installed below ground, but some equipment will be above ground, including 13 large boxes, or nodes, that will likely be placed on public property, the company said.

Initial speeds on the TDS fiber-optic network will be about 300 Mbps (megabits per second), but could reach 1 or 2 gigabits per second in the future.

The City Council voted unanimously to approve a memorandum of understanding between TDS and the city outlining the terms of the installation, which will use public right-of-way. No city funds will be used for the privately owned network, which will serve paying customers. Under the agreement, costs incurred by the city for engineering work and to locate utility lines will be reimbursed by TDS.

Bob Nelson, the city’s information technology manager, said TDS’s system will be faster than existing Internet and cable networks in the city because it will bring high-speed fiber-optic lines directly to customers homes and businesses. While other providers may use fiber optics in their infrastructure, they typically run slower coaxial cables to customers’ homes or businesses, Nelson said.

Worrell, the TDS official, said that initial speeds on its network will be about 300 Mbps (megabits per second), but could reach 1 or 2 gigabits per second in the future. The TDS service will compete with incumbent providers, such as AT&T and Spectrum.

TDS is headquartered in Madison and provides more than 1.2 million connections in about 1,000 communities across 32 states. Find them online at


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