Lovington, N.M., analog cable customers to be converted to digital TV service

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) announced today the company will convert its remaining analog cable customers in Lovington, New Mexico, to a digital fiber network in November.

After November 17, TDS television customers must connect their homes to the robust, new fiber network and acquire a digital set-top box for each TV to avoid service disruption. The set-top boxes work on standard and high definition televisions.

“We’re confident our customers will be pleased with the upgraded TV service,” said Shane West, vice president of Marketing and Product Development. “Digital TV provides access to more TV channels, advanced set-top boxes with whole-home DVR functionality, more channels in high definition and TV Everywhere.”

TDS has been making improvements in the Lovington market since early this summer, including Internet speeds up to 100Mbps, digital cable with high-definition and DVR options available, and digital phone with unlimited nationwide calling. CatchTV, the company’s whole-home entertainment product, was launched in July.

“We want to provide all of our customers with the most innovative products and services we have to offer,” West said. “This conversion is a part of that exciting process.”

Once on the new digital network, former analog customers will have an all-new channel lineup. Documents with more information, including the new lineup, will be mailed to customers this month. Customers are being asked to call 855-845-8742 to set up an appointment for free professional installation of the digital set-top box well in advance of the November 17 analog service shutdown.

Visit www.HelloTDS.com/AllDigital for additional information on the conversion and other improvements coming to Lovington.

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For more information, contact Krista Ledbetter, Associate Manager-Public Relations / TDS Telecom / 608-664-2518 / krista.ledbetter@tdstelecom.com

NOTE: TDS Telecom applicants should forward their application to Jean Pauk c/o TDS Telecom, 525 Junction Rd, Madison, WI 53717 by February 3, 2016.


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 tdstelecom.com.

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 tdsinc.com.

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