Utilities are an important consideration in any move. Because there are several options for telephone service, Internet and home-heating solutions, be sure to consider all of the alternatives before you make a selection. Also remember that utility connections can take anywhere from one week to one month to complete from the time you place the order. As a result, utility arrangements should be made well in advance of your move.
We Energies serves more than 1.1 million electric customers in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula; more than 1.1 million natural gas customers in Wisconsin, including all of southeastern Wisconsin; and nearly 400 steam customers in downtown Milwaukee. For utility connection information, call (800) 242-9137 or click the moving tab under "residential services" at: www.we-energies.com
Cable, Internet & Telephone
There are many options for local telephone service, including land-line, wireless and cable. For most communities in southeastern Wisconsin, the local landline exchange carrier is AT&T Wisconsin (Telephone: 800-288-2020). Some smaller telephone companies serve the rural areas of southeastern Wisconsin. TDS Telecom (Telephone: 866-571-6662) serves rural Racine County; and CenturyLink (Telephone: 877-578-8187) serves Mukwonago, North Prairie and other areas of southwestern Waukesha County. Cable telephone services are available in most areas of the five-county region through Spectrum (formerly Time-Warner Cable).