TDS Telecom honored as a 2024 VETS Indexes 3-Star Employer

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is proud to earn the designation of VETS Indexes 3-Star Employer as part of the 2024 VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The award recognizes TDS’ commitment to recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and supporting Veterans and the military-connected community.

Each year, VETS Indexes honors companies and employers that demonstrated a strong commitment to Veterans, members of the National Guard and Reserves, and military spouses. Participating organizations included companies large and small, government agencies and departments, nonprofit groups, colleges, and universities.

“The diligent efforts of TDS Telecom to hire, retain and support veterans and the military-connected community have earned the organization a highly coveted VETS Indexes Employer Award,” said George Altman, president of VETS Indexes. “Competition for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards was tougher than ever in 2024, as a record number of organizations participated. Even with hundreds of employers in the running, TDS Telecom demonstrated a strong dedication to veteran employment. Congratulations to TDS Telecom on this achievement!”

VETS Indexes determined that TDS Telecom excelled in five categories as an employer: military spouse/family support, support for members of the National Guard, Veteran job candidate recruiting and hiring, Veteran employee development and retention, and Veteran-inclusive policies and culture.

“Veterans are an integral part of our company and all of its successes, and we are honored to support them in any way possible,” said Drew Petersen, TDS Telecom Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “We’re proud to be recognized as a VETS Indexes 3-Star Employer and will continue working hard to maintain a Veteran-inclusive company culture.”

2024 is not the first time TDS Telecom has been honored by VETS Indexes. Last year, TDS Telecom was honored as a Recognized Employer by the VETS Indexes Employer Awards. The criteria and methodology for the VETS Indexes Employer Awards can be found here.

TDS has also been recognized as a top workplace for veterans by the Military Times and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Department.

For more information regarding the VETS Indexes Employer Awards, visit their website at

Media Contact: Will Chamblee | Public Relations & Communications Intern | 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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