TDS to acquire K2 Communications in Mead, Colorado

Once complete, this acquisition adds 1,200 addresses to TDS’ portfolio

TDS Broadband Service LLC, a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., (TDS®) and operated by TDS Telecom, announces the signed purchase agreement for K2 Communications, LLC in Mead, Colo. Once complete, the deal will add more than 1,200 service addresses to the adjacent Berthoud and Johnstown serving areas, acquired by TDS in 2013.

“K2 Communications provides an excellent clustering opportunity for TDS operations in Colorado,” states Jim Butman, chief operating officer at TDS Telecom. “Situated on the I-25 corridor 30 minutes north of Denver, K2 Communications is approximately ten miles from our Johnstown location and just six miles from our Berthoud market.”

“TDS plans to connect the networks, accelerate broadband speed upgrades, and modernize video products and services quickly. We are confident this transaction will greatly benefit the current K2 Communications customers,” adds Butman.

Started in 2002, K2 Communications provides broadband, video and voice products to area residents. K2 Communications has been a solid community partner. TDS intends to build on that reputation focusing on exceptional customer service and reliable network connectivity.

Dave Kavanagh of KavaCom Consulting assisted K2 Communications with this transaction. Terms of the agreement will not be disclosed. The deal is pending regulatory approval at both the federal and local levels.


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Media Contact: DeAnne R. Boegli, TDS Telecom | 608-664-4428 | deanne.boegli@tdstelecom.com

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 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 tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit tdsinc.com.

Updated February 2019

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