Nominations sought for TDS Hometown Hero Award

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – When you think of someone who is making the Magic 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 Award, which honors residents making a difference in their community. As TDS continues construction on high-speed fiber internet networks in Twin Falls, Jerome, Burley, Hansen, Heyburn, and Kimberly, a Hometown Hero Award winner will be chosen from one of those communities.

“The people of our communities are truly what make the Magic Valley great. We are excited to shine a spotlight on residents who make our region a special place to live and work,” said Jessica Kaschmitter, associate manager of Field Marketing in Twin Falls.

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 Magic 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 3,600 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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