TDS Telecom congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel, first female to serve as permanent Chair of the Federal Communications Commission

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 bipartisan confirmation as Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), becoming the first female to lead the agency. We know and respect her and have worked diligently alongside her to drive more broadband service availability into our most rural markets.  

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

“We wish her continued success and are encouraged by the U.S. Senate’s swift approval of her nomination. There is no more important time to make the case for reliable 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 3,400 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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