EAU CLAIRE Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – High-speed internet will soon be available to more people in Eau Claire. TDS telecommunications kicked off construction on its new high-speed fiber internet network in Eau Claire with a groundbreaking event.

The new network will help to service 33-thousand addresses in the city of Eau Claire. TDS says these fiber lines will start to be rolled out in the city but may take up to two to three years to finish.

“The most popular for a good still percentage of customers. They will want broadband. And we’ve got a cloud tv product. It’s a very innovative product that merges your traditional tv with your streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. So, it’s all there. Most people, many people, a majority take both the broadband and the tv product.”

TDS plans to extend the network to Altoona and Chippewa Falls in the upcoming years.