TDS TV launches in 2 Minnesota communities

New London, Pequot Lakes and 14 surrounding communities now have access to the all-digital service

TDS Telecom (TDS®) has launched its all-digital TV service in two Minnesota communities and surrounding areas. Services were launched July 17 in Pequot Lakes and in mid-June in New London. Along with TDS TV, TDS will also be offering internet speeds of up to 100Mbps to some area residents.

“We’re delighted to bring these communities a new choice for TV service,” says Julie Maiers, vice president of Marketing and Product Development. “As a TDS customer myself, I know residents are going to love the advanced features and functionality as much as I do.”

The service features more than 260 all-digital channels (including HD), video-on-demand, pay-per-view, picture-in-picture channel surfing, and instant channel change. It also includes a Connected-Home DVR, which links all TVs together in a home giving full DVR functionality and programming access to each set-top box. Wireless set-top boxes are also available.

Up to 100Mbps internet service, which is double the previously available maximum speed, will be available to many area customers. “Whether customers want to stream, download, or do some online gaming, these speeds provide an improved online experience,” says Maiers.

The availability of both TV and faster internet is a result of upgrades and investments in the local network. TDS began construction in 2017, and started working with municipalities earlier this year to secure franchise agreements.

Already available in Monticello and Winsted, Minn., TDS TV has also launched in the New London area communities of Brooten, Kerkhoven, Murdock, Pennock, and Sunburg, and the Pequot Lakes area communities of Backus, Breezy Point, Hackensack, Jenkins, Pine River, and the townships of Birch Lake, Pelican Lake, and Woodrow.

Residents who are interested in more information can visit tdstelecom.com or call 1-866-44-TDSTV.

Media Contact: Melissa Kellor, Associate Manager - Public Relations / TDS Telecommunications Corp. / 608-664-4836 / missy.kellor@tdstelecom.com

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 tdstelecom.com or tdsbusiness.com.

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 tdsinc.com.

Updated August 2018

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