TDS Telecom receives appointment to American Cable Association Board

At the combined American Cable Association and National Cable Television Cooperative annual meeting and convention, held earlier this week in Kansas City, Mo., TDS Telecom (TDS®) was appointed to serve on the American Cable Association (ACA) Board of Directors.

Representing TDS on the ACA board will be Drew Petersen, vice president of External Affairs and Corporate Communications. Petersen will serve a two year appointment with the option to serve an additional three year term beginning in 2016.

“The ACA is the primary federal trade association for which TDS seeks to protect and enhance our cable broadband markets, ensuring a fair and non-discriminatory operating environment,” remarked Petersen on his appointment. “ACA is a great place for TDS to share public policy reform ideas and learn best practices from fellow independent cable operators.”

Representing the nation’s independent multi-system cable operators, the ACA is recognized as the predominant thought leader regarding cable communications policy before the US Congress, Federal Communications Commission, and Department of Justice.

Petersen says, “The association works to ensure its members are treated fairly in the communications marketplace and in Washington, DC, so that small and medium-sized independent operators may continue to thrive and deliver innovative and affordable video, broadband, and phone services to Main Street America.”

The ACA is comprised of more than 850 independent operator members hailing from all across the country. According to Petersen, the ACA offers limitless networking and relationship building opportunities that should result in significant benefits and deliverables for the entire TDS enterprise.

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For more information, contact: Cindy Tomlinson, Associate Manager-Public Relations / TDS Telecom / 608-664-4471 /

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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