All-digital TV now in New Mexico

Service upgrade paves the way for faster internet speeds in the future

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) announced a game-changer for its customers in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico, today.

TDS is upgrading to all-digital service and eliminating analog cable service in June. All-digital TV service means improved picture and sound quality and an easy-to-use on-screen programming guide. Customers with high-definition (HD) televisions will get instant access to crystal clear HD programming.

The upgrade means big things for the future in Truth or Consequences, as well. Once analog TV service is shut off, work will begin to make faster Internet speeds available.

But before analog service shuts down, customers need to order a new digital set-top box for each TV to allow adequate time for activation and avoid service disruption. Customers will get two set-top boxes free for six months. Existing set-top boxes do not need to be replaced, but every television needs a set-top box to avoid service disruption.

“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 Truth or Consequences since last year, launching fast Internet with speeds up to 100Mbps, digital cable with high-definition and DVR options, and digital phone with unlimited nationwide calling. CatchTV™, the company’s whole-home entertainment product, was launched in September.

“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.”

Customers are being asked to call 1-855-696-8375 to order the digital set-top boxes well in advance of the analog service conversion. The set-top boxes work on standard- and high-definition televisions.

Visit www.HelloTDS.com/digital/toc for additional information on the conversion or to order your digital set-top box online.

Media Contact: Krista Ledbetter, Associate Manager-Public Relations/ TDS Telecommunications Corp. / 541-801-8185 / krista.ledbetter@tdstelecom.com

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 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 nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. 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 February 2019

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