MADISON, Wis. (Feb. 17, 2017) – TDS Telecom (TDS®) will expand broadband to more than 35,000 locations in Wisconsin thanks to funding from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The FCC allocated $18.8 million a year for the next 10 years to reach residents in some of the hardest to serve areas in Wisconsin. The funding will also be used to maintain a voice and broadband network as well as building out to these locations.
Wisconsin residents can now visit the TDS website to find out how this federal program may impact their location. As TDS finalizes the engineering and build out plans, more details, including project start dates, will be added to the website.
Depending on location, most TDS customers in eligible rural areas will receive guaranteed broadband speeds of 25Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload (25/3). Under the agreement with the FCC, the remaining customers will receive broadband service at lower speeds of 10/1 and 4/1Mbps.
“We are proud to be part of this massive modernization project with the FCC,” said Jean Pauk, manager – State Government Affairs at TDS. “We are eager to begin work to build faster connections to more than 35,000 locations in Wisconsin.” Read the full story here.