Under the river we go! Broadband project gets wet.

Sometimes you need to see it to believe it. TDS just started boring under the Tombigbee River to bring broadband Internet service to customers who do not currently have high speed services near Coffeeville, Ala.

We are boring under the Tombigbee River to place pipes that will protect fiber optic lines. When done the project will connect nearly 500 customers in the area. The construction crew is pushing 30 foot rods about 20 feet below the river. This process continues until they reach the other side of the river, approximately 2,000 feet. The rods are then used to pull in the steel pipes which will eventually house the fiber and be used to connect customers to the high-speed Internet services.

If you want more information about TDS broadband stimulus projects visit our site at www.tdstelecom.com/stimulus

I found a little song for you about this big River –
Tombigbee River

About DeAnne Boegli

DeAnne Boegli is the National Public Relations Manager for TDS Telecommunications which means she wears a lot of hats on a day to day basis. DeAnne jumped on the social media train early (TDS joined Facebook in 2008) and has been keeping her team at TDS up-to- date with the rapid changes in these popular online sites, in addition to her more traditional public relations, reputation management and media roles. DeAnne holds degrees in Journalism and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and has over 20 years of experience in the communications industry. She has been in telecommunications at TDS for the past 13 years; prior to that she managed corporate communications for Rayovac which is also headquartered in Madison, Wis. In her spare time, she teaches dance classes at a studio she started in 2001. So, if you need to learn to tap dance she could help. We all know some PR types are known for dancing around issues, but not DeAnne she tells it like it is and just dances for the sport of it. DeAnne has a unique blend of corporate and entrepreneurial experience which gives her great perspective in talking with business owners and marketers like you.

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