Onalaska welcomed a new retail store for communications needs to the Crossing Meadows Center on Wednesday.
The TDS outlet has opened, just a few months after that company began providing high-speed internet service to the Onalaska area.
Onalaska Mayor Kim Smith took part in Wednesday’s ribbon cutting.
She said growing businesses are needed to help Onalaska’s economy.
“As we’ve seen TDS enter our community from just an idea, to growing to spreading their infrastructure,” Smith said, “and then now opening this retail store where people can have one-on-one contact, which I’m sure they’ll appreciate, we’re glad to see your success in our community.”
TDS is based in Madison. Its local network will include communities such as West Salem, Tomah and Sparta.
“Our investment in this network and this new retail space is a demonstration of our commitment to the community, and we are truly delighted to be here,” Alex Wegner, an associate manager with TDS, who also heads the Onalaska Area Business Association, said.
The fiber network being developed for the Onalaska area is designed to provide connections at 8 gig internet speed, along with phone and TV service.