TDS surprises victim advocate with Hometown Hero Award

TWIN FALLS, Idaho – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) surprised a staff member at Voices Against Violence with a Hometown Hero Award in front of her family, coworkers, and others Monday afternoon.

Angie Soto was nominated for her tireless work as client care coordinator at Voices Against Violence, a nonprofit that helps victims of violence and serves more than 1,000 people per year across Southern Idaho.

“The TDS Hometown Hero Award shines a light on the unsung heroes in our community, and no one fits that description more than Angie. For the past seven years, Angie has gone above and beyond to empower survivors of violence, caring and advocating for them during incredibly difficult circumstances. Her dedication has strengthened Voices Against Violence and made the Magic Valley a better and safer place to live. We were honored to present her with the Hometown Hero Award today,” said Jessica Kaschmitter, associate manager of field marketing in Twin Falls.

Also as part of Monday’s presentation, TDS made a $1,000 donation to Voices Against Violence.

TDS continues construction on high-speed, all-fiber internet networks throughout the Magic Valley, including in Twin Falls, Jerome, Burley, Heyburn, Hansen, and Kimberly. For more information, 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 3,400 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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