TDS statement regarding COVID-19 preparedness

The following statement addresses TDS’ readiness to the global escalation of COVID-19 (formerly novel coronavirus):

“TDS is actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and is following the situation in a coordinated manner with federal, state, and local health and safety officials. The health of the communities we serve is our top priority as we continue to assess impacts to our employees, communications network, customers, and suppliers.

“TDS will rely on our distributed communications network as well our network redundancy to help limit disruptions in service. We are committed to providing reliable, resilient service to both business and residential customers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

“To prepare for the potential disruption COVID-19 may cause, TDS is taking necessary precautions to anticipate increased usage demands, maximize the available bandwidth, and minimize potential for network slowdowns. In addition, we will remain fully staffed to address isolated incidents should they arise.

“We will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and will provide additional information to our customers and employees as it becomes available.”

Media Contact: Mike Wanta | Brand Journalist | TDS Telecom | 608-664-1096|  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [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

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