TDS Telecommunications today announced that it will expand the fiber network it is deploying in and around Green Bay, Wis., to deliver symmetrical speeds of up to 2 Gbps for residences and 10 Gbps speeds for businesses.
Today’s announcement adds more than 50,000 residential and business service addresses across Green Bay, Bellevue, and Ashwaubenon to the areas earlier announced.
In addition to broadband internet, the company will offer TV and phone service. Construction will start in the fall, with fiber services becoming available to customers in phases across all three communities.
The company announced the first part of its expansion into the Green Bay area earlier this month. Combined, the two projects will reach nearly 70,000 Green Bay-area addresses with the fiber technology.
“At a time when access to fast and reliable internet is a necessity in all communities and as we, as a city, continue to expand digital access in our neighborhoods and improve the digital capabilities of city operations, I welcome the work TDS has begun to enhance competition among providers of internet, TV, and phone services to the residents of Green Bay,” said Mayor Eric Genrich, in a prepared statement in today’s press release.
“TDS’ fiber expansion in Green Bay will bring the high-speed connections residents and businesses want and need,” said Andrew Petersen, TDS senior vice president of corporate affairs, in a prepared statement. “The technology can handle today’s demands and what is expected to come in the future.”
TDS recently launched its fiber network in Wisconsin’s Fox Cities—including Appleton, Kimberly, Kaukauna, Menasha, and Little Chute—and is nearing completion on projects in both Wausau and Stevens Point.
The company also is expanding in other areas of Wisconsin, thanks to a $2 million award from the state that came from the funding allotted to the state in the American Rescue Plan Act.