TDS breaks ground on high-speed Internet project

TDS Telecommunications Corp. said today that construction is underway on its American Recovery and Reinvestment Act stimulus project, which will bring high-speed Internet service to areas of central Wisconsin.

Once complete, nearly 1,400 customers in areas around Nekoosa, New Lisbon, Vesper, and Junction City will gain access to high-speed Internet services.

TDS has hired MasTec North America, Inc. out of Hugo, Minn. to do the outside construction work on the project. Once the outside work is finished, TDS said it will complete the inside work.

The project is scheduled to be completed in the summer of 2013.

As part of the stimulus law, TDS is receiving funding for the project from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service