TDS Telecom commends FCC leaders for advancing rural broadband program enhancement

April 28, 2022

Please attribute the following statement to Andrew Petersen, senior vice president of Corporate Affairs at TDS Telecommunications (TDS®):

“TDS Telecom congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on her effort at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to address rural broadband challenges through enhancing the Alternative Connect America Cost Model (ACAM) program. We are pleased the Commission is considering issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to enhance broadband speeds to rural customers at its May open meeting.

“An enhanced ACAM program would offer additional financial support to rural areas in exchange for increased broadband deployment obligations to additional locations and at higher speeds.

“Chairwoman Rosenworcel believes broadband services are essential. We at TDS are committed to collaborating with her and her FCC colleagues to extend the current ACAM program plan to advance higher, future-proof broadband speeds to rural areas.

“We wish her continued success and encourage the full FCC to take swift action on the NPRM. There is no more important time to make the case for reliable, sustainable and affordable broadband access to rural areas; we don’t have time to waste!”

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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