TDS associates pitch in to help older adults in Billings

Billings, Montana – Associates from TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) teamed up with Big Sky Senior Services to help older adults in Billings this week as part of a companywide charitable initiative.

More than a dozen local staff volunteered helping with lawn care Wednesday during TDS Spirit Week, which celebrates the company’s core values. TDS associates across the country are increasing their normal philanthropic efforts to put into practice the value of investing in people and communities through give-back efforts, including donations and volunteering.

Big Sky Senior Services provides services that promote independence, enhance quality of life, and prevent elder abuse.

“Helping the communities we serve is a key part of TDS’ mission. We are excited to partner with great organizations like Big Sky Senior Services, which works tirelessly to help older adults in need, and do our part to make Billings a better place,” said Sarah Schroefel, associate manager of Field Marketing in Billings.

“We are so thankful to great business partners like TDS who know that giving back to the community is what makes our community a better place. Our older adult clients are grateful for the support and care that TDS’ staff is offering today. This is one of the many ways we help seniors stay independent and in their homes,” said Tyler Amundson, Executive Director at Big Sky Senior Services.

TDS puts its values in action through its Be Good Citizens program. TDS associates receive 16 hours of paid time off each year to volunteer at nonprofit organizations. In 2023, associates gave more than 1,400 hours to charitable organizations.

TDS is building a high-speed, all-fiber network in Billings that includes speeds up to 8 Gig, a sophisticated TV product, a variety of phone options, and special dedicated connections for businesses. The company has connected many neighborhoods already and continues working to expand service to more areas.

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Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Manager of 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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