Nominations sought for TDS Hometown Hero Awards in Treasure Valley, Idaho

When you think of someone who is making the Treasure Valley a better place – who comes to mind?

Is it a teacher at your child’s school? A friend who’s always volunteering at community events?  A neighbor behind the scenes who doesn’t get the limelight?

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is seeking nominations for its Hometown Hero awards, which honor residents making a difference in their community. As TDS continues construction on high-speed fiber internet networks in Meridian, Garden City, Boise, and Nampa, one Hometown Hero award winner will be chosen from each community.

“So many people work hard every single day to make our communities great. We are excited to honor just a few of the people that make the Treasure Valley a special place to live and work,” said Jessi Shockley and Pamela Hayn, Associate Managers of Field Marketing in Meridian and Nampa.

In addition to recognizing the winner, TDS will make a donation to the local nonprofit of the winner’s choice.

To nominate someone, visit

For more on TDS’ plans in the Treasure Valley, visit

Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 414-326-3588 |  

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], a Fortune 1000® company. 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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