TDS to acquire Elkhorn telecom company

TDS Telecommunications Corp., the Madison-based parent company of TDS Metrocom, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire State Long Distance Telcom Ltd., a privately-held telecommunications company in Elkhorn.

The transaction is subject to regulatory conditions and is expected to close in fourth quarter.

State Long Distance Telcom Ltd. serves 9,300 access lines and 2,200 DSL lines through one telephone exchange.

David Wittwer, president and chief executive officer of TDS Telecommunications Corp. said, "State Long Distance is an excellent addition to our footprint in southeast Wisconsin. The company is near two of our existing telecommunications companies and operates a high-quality network. We look forward to being the preferred broadband provider in the community, offering new product bundles, enhanced service quality, and faster high-speed Internet service to our new customers."

TDS Telecom and TDS Metrocom are subsidiaries of Chicago-based Telephone & Data Systems Inc.


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