TDS donates $1,000 to Puerto Seguro Safe Harbor in Socorro, New Mexico

As part of its Week of Giving, TDS Telecommunications (TDS®) donated $1,000 to Puerto Seguro Safe Harbor on Wednesday. Each year, TDS increases its philanthropic activities during the holiday season through a companywide Week of Giving campaign. One of the company’s core values is giving back to the communities it serves through TDS Cares initiatives. Themed giving events will be held throughout TDS communities from Monday, Nov. 27 through Friday, Dec. 1.

“Now more than ever, it’s important that we help TDS communities thrive,” said Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Drew Petersen. “We hope this week will inspire others to give back to their communities throughout the holiday season.”

Puerto Seguro Safe Harbor provides a day shelter for persons who are homeless and struggling with poverty. This week, TDS also donated $250 donation to the Animal Protective Association of Socorro.   

In July, TDS connected its first customers in Socorro, New Mexico marking a massive milestone for fiber internet services in the community.

TDS expects to offer 8Gig internet speeds along with a sophisticated digital TDS television product (TDS TV®+) and a variety of phone options. TDS will ultimately provide services to nearly 5,300 new residential and business addresses in Socorro.

The upgraded network includes symmetrical speeds, and matching download and upload speeds up to 8Gig. Fast downloads are ideal for streaming videos, music, video chat, and gaming.

To learn more, visit or call 1-855-259-8576. This project is solely a private-sector investment from TDS. No government support funds will be used.

TDS also offers a low-cost product for qualifying Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) participants. TDS Connect includes 200Mbps/200Mbps speeds and the monthly cost is fully covered by the ACP benefit.

“The federal government estimates that 40% of households across the U.S. qualify for the ACP program to reduce the cost of internet access,” says Petersen. “We urge everyone in our service territories to check whether they qualify.”

For more information about ACP, TDS customers can visit or call 1-888-225-5837.

About TDS TV+
TDS TV+ uses smart technology to provide custom recommendations based on a customer’s viewing habits. The service includes a voice-activated remote that allows customers to have quick access to their TV experience. Customers can also stream live TV and recordings on personal devices at home or on-the-go with TV Everywhere.

For Commercial Customers
This network expansion offers business customers internet access and transport connections up to 10Gig via dedicated fiber and TDS managedIP, a hosted VoIP communications solution. TDS TV® is also available to business customers.

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

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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