TDS Telecom honored with Calix Innovation Award

TDS Telecom (TDS®) recently received a Calix Innovation Award for their innovation in Gigabit services. Calix Innovation Awards are presented to best in-class service providers who are also Calix customers.

“We are honored to be a recipient of this well-respected award,” says Ken Paker, CTO and VP Network Services at TDS Telecom. “This is a high visibility testament to the teamwork at TDS, particularly between the network and marketing groups. It’s also an example of our determination to provide our customers with the services they want and the Internet speeds they desire.”

Paker is referring to the fact that TDS Telecom has introduced 1Gig Internet speeds in parts of New Hampshire and Wisconsin this year. The company has plans to roll-out 1Gig speeds in more communities before this year and beyond.

The award recipients, selected among Calix’s 1,200 customers, are chosen for their exemplary ability to leverage the Calix Unified Access portfolio and Compass suite of software applications to deliver new services, inspire their local communities, and bring about overall business transformation.

In all, Calix honored seven communications service providers with an Innovation Award at the eleventh annual Calix User Group Conference in late October. This marks the fourth year Calix is honoring a select group of customers with Innovation awards. To honor this year’s Innovation Awards winners, Calix created a series of short-videos. The TDS Telecom video highlights the company’s initial delivery of 1Gig in New Hampshire.

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Media contact: Cindy Tomlinson | Associate Manager-Public Relations | TDS Telecom / 608-664-4471 |

About Calix
 Calix is a global leader in access innovation. Its Unified Access portfolio of broadband communications access software, systems, and services enables communications service providers worldwide to transform their networks and become the broadband provider of choice to their subscribers. For more information, visit the Calix website at For more information about Calix enabled gigabit networks, visit


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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