TDS Telecom’s parent company named to Fortune 500

TDS is #496 on the list.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.(NYSE: TDS), parent company of TDS Telecom and a leading provider of telecommunications services, announced today the company has been named to the Fortune 500, Fortune Magazine’s annual ranking of America’s leading corporations.

“TDS is honored to earn membership on the Fortune 500, which is a reflection of the exceptional efforts of the associates and employees of TDS, and its business units, U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions, Bend Broadband and Suttle-Straus achieved in 2015,” said LeRoy T. Carlson Jr., TDS president and CEO.

With $5.12 billion of total operating revenues in 2015, TDS made the #496 ranking on the list.

The company’s last appearance on the list was in 2013. Before that, TDS had been a member of the Fortune 500 for ten years.


Media Contact: Cindy Tomlinson | Associate Manager of Public Relations | TDS Telecom | 608-664-4471 | cindy.tomlinson@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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