AXS TV’s 'Band Together for Music Education' Awards TDS $2,000 to West Elementary’s Music Program in Butte, Montana

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) presented West Elementary School in Butte, Montana with a $2,000 grant to assist the school’s music program on Wednesday, Sept. 27.

AXS TV’s Band Together for Music Education initiative awarded TDS a $2,000 grant for West Elementary School as part of a continued commitment to supporting youth involvement in the Arts. AXS TV Band Together for Music Education provides vital funds and resources to exemplary public school music education programs across the country. Selected schools can use each grant to purchase music, buy new instruments, replace equipment, and more.

Band Teacher Denise Rauch was pleasantly surprised with the $2,000 donation. TDS’ Tom Cronnelly, TDS Associate Manager of Field Marketing, presented the check.

TDS, operating as TDS Metrocom, has started construction on its fiber network in Butte and will eventually connect homes and businesses in the Butte area with internet speeds of up to 8Gig.

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Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-2388 |  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Metrocom/TDS) is a leading provider of fiber internet service. With more than 50 years of experience, the growing communications company is building and deploying new, fiber optic networks in neighborhoods across the country to deliver up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds to homes and up to 10 Gigabit internet speeds to businesses. In addition, TDS provides innovative TV entertainment and advanced phone services. Visit to learn more.

TDS provides communications services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the United States. The company employs more than 3,600 people nationwide and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS Inc.), a Fortune 1000® company [NYSE: TDS]. Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit for more information.

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