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 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 /

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

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

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