TDS removing phone, cable equipment in Jal, New Mexico

Project expected to be done by Dec. 1.

Over the next few months, a TDS Telecom contractor will be removing TDS aerial lines, including hardware from the existing telephone poles, and its underground cable equipment. An estimated 108,096 feet of material is expected to be removed.

The equipment removal project is expected to be done by Dec. 1, 2018. Ground restoration will also be completed at that time.

As of Sept. 15, TDS no longer offers cable and internet services in Jal. TDS informed its customers on Aug. 1, letting them know they will need to find a new provider as of Sept. 15.

Customers need to return TDS equipment (including set-top boxes, remote controls and modems) at its Hobbs office, 2827 N. Dal Paso, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or call 877-422-5282 to request an equipment-return box.

If you have any questions, you can contact Customer Service at (877) 422-5282.

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-2388 |  

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

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

Updated August 2021

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