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®) is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S. with 1.2 million connections to high-speed internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. TDS, a growing force in the cable industry, operates BendBroadband, which is part of TDS Broadband Service LLC. For residential customers, TDS deploys up to 1Gig internet access, IPTV service (TDS TV), cable TV options, and traditional wireline services. For businesses, TDS offers advanced communications solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted voice), high-speed internet, fiber optics, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit or

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs more than 2,800 people and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. A Fortune 1000® company, Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services. TDS has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. In 2018, TDS was named to three Forbes lists: America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, TDS employs 9,600 people. Visit

Updated August 2018

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