MADISON, WI — TDS Telecommunications Corporation (TDS) announced the purchase of the telecommunications assets of Sun Prairie Utilities (SPU) in Sun Prairie, Wis. Earlier this year, TDS announced plans to acquire the SPU assets associated with the operation, transport, delivery, and support of telecommunications services currently offered by the utility, including all customer agreements.

“We look forward to adding Sun Prairie to our list of communities served,” states Jim Butman, chief operating officer at TDS. “The Utility built a strong fiber broadband network and we’re proud to take it to the next level. In addition to expanding beyond the current SPU footprint, our goal is to provide the fastest, most reliable internet service to Sun Prairie residents and businesses.”

Sun Prairie, located 20 miles east of TDS’ headquarters in Madison, is quickly expanding. Today, Sun Prairie is home to more than 31,000 people. It’s also one of the fastest growing retail areas in the state. In recent years, Cabela’s, Marcus Theatres, and Woodman’s grocery store have all moved into the area and become anchors in a large, new development area.

TDS plans to immediately begin construction of the high-speed fiber optic network and to launch up to 1 gigabit internet, TDS TV and phone service for Sun Prairie residents. For businesses, TDS plans to provide up to 1 gigabit internet, dedicated fiber connections, and TDS managed IP, a hosted VoIP communications solution.

“To deliver these new, advanced services, we will be investing significant private capital,” Butman added. “We will also offer fiber services to future business developments in an effort to help foster business growth and attract more economic development projects to the area.”

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