TDS launches Enhanced 911 in Latah County, Idaho

With upgrade, Latah County dispatchers can more efficiently process 911 calls, expedite response time

TDS Telecom is pleased to announce the launch of Enhanced 911 in Latah County.

With Enhanced 911, Latah County dispatchers immediately obtain the location of landline callers experiencing an emergency. As a result, dispatchers can more efficiently process 911 calls and expedite response time.

Enhanced 911 was made possible thanks to a recent TDS Telecom investment – there was no cost to Latah County. TDS partnered with the county and several providers to facilitate the improvement.

“The ability to quickly respond to 911 calls can be a matter of life and death. We are grateful to Latah County first responders for keeping the public safe, and we are proud to do our part to enhance public safety for residents,” TDS Telecom Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Andrew Petersen said.

“Working with our industry partners, public safety can now better serve the callers in Latah County,” said Craig Logan, Idaho 911 Program Manager.

Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-326-3588 | mark.schaaf@tdstelecom.com  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to more than 1,000 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across 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 2 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 2,900 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. 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. 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 August 2021

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