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Construction underway on ARRA stimulus projects in Washington, Wisconsin
[November 08, 2012]

Construction underway on ARRA stimulus projects in Washington, Wisconsin

(ENP Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 08 November 2012 Release date- 07112012 - TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS) says construction is underway on two more American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) stimulus projects.

The projects will expand broadband Internet services to more customers are in Washington and Wisconsin.

In Washington, TDS has hired Tetra Tech Constructions Services out of Denver, Colo., to do the outside construction work on its McDaniel Telephone Company project. The project is scheduled to be completed by year-end 2013, and accessible to about 600 customers in areas around Salkum and Onalaska, Wash.

In Wisconsin, TDS has hired KS Energy Services, Inc. out of Troy, Wis. to do the outside construction work on its near-by Southeast Telephone Co. of Wisconsin, LLC project. The project is scheduled to be completed by fall 2013, and accessible to about 550 customers in areas around Wind Lake and Waterford, Wis.

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. For background information and updates visit:

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS) is the seventh largest telecom provider in the U.S. For more than 40 years, the company has been connecting people with high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across 31 states. Today, TDS has more than 1.1 million equivalent access lines in service and 2,700 employees. Business customers select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP) phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit or for more information.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. also manages the operations of VISI Incorporated, TEAM Technologies, OneNeck IT Services Corp., and Vital Support Systems through TDS Hosted & Managed Services, LLC. These companies employ more than 500 people, who specialize in engineering and management of IT infrastructure, including: hosted application management, managed hosting, enterprise cloud services, and Tier III data centers. Visit:,,, and for details.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. headquartered in Madison, Wis. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. A Fortune 500 company, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone and broadband services to approximately 7 million customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular [NYSE: USM], its majority owned wireless subsidiary. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employed 12,300 people as of June 30, 2012. Visit for investor information.

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