TDS donates $3,500 to local Spokane community organizations

TDS Telecommunications recently donated $3,500 to three community organizations that are making a difference in Spokane.

A $2,000 donation was made to the Community Colleges of Spokane Foundation Running Start for Careers Initiative, which raises scholarship funds for CCS students earning a college trade degree and a high school diploma at the same time.

A $1,000 donation was given toward the siding project at the Five Mile Grange, where current members provide relevant programs and entertaining events for families who call Five Mile home.

And finally, a $500 donation was provided to ACCOIN (American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest), whose mission is to help families cope during childhood cancer treatments so no one will have to fight cancer alone.

“TDS is thrilled to donate to these organizations who are helping Spokane be an even better place to live,” said Field Marketing Associate Manager Ed Bedell. “I’m so pleased we can provide funding to assist these worthy groups in Spokane.”

TDS launched services to in Spokane on April 8. To see if your address is included in the fiber build, to learn more about TDS fiber-optic products and services, and to sign up for the new service, visit

MEDIA CONTACT: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS | 608-664-2388 |

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - 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 3,400 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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