TDS Telecom

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
TDS Telecom
HeadquartersMadison, Wisconsin, United States
ParentTelephone and Data Systems

TDS Telecom is an American telecommunications company with headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems Inc, and is the seventh-largest local exchange carrier in the U.S.[1] TDS Telecom offers telephone, broadband Internet and television services to customers in more than a hundred rural and suburban communities, though it also serves some urban metropolitan communities.[1] It also sells businesses communications services including VoIP (managed IP hosted) phone service, dedicated broadband Internet and hosted-managed services. With headquarters in Madison, TDS Telecom operates OneNeck IT Solutions, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs nearly 3,300 people.[1]

As of January 1, 2019, the contract between TDS and Nexstar Media, which allows for TDS to rebroadcast television networks that are owned by Nexstar, expired, and as of January 17, 2019, no new contract has been signed. TDS president Jim Butman has explained to affected viewers- over 50,000 of them in more than five US states- that the impasse is being caused by unreasonable demands from Nexstar, including new rates that are more than double what TDS was previously paying. As long as this impasse remains unresolved, TDS customers are unable to view programming from the affected networks, including major networks ABC and CW.


Subsidiaries include:[2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "TDS and U.S. Cellular to release first quarter operating results and host conference call on May 1, 2015". Archived from the original on March 5, 2016.
  2. ^ Annual Report - Redacted
  3. ^ "E-Rate Program for Schools & Libraries - SPIN list | TDS Business".
  4. ^ a b Decision 89 10 045 - California Public Utilities Commission
  5. ^ "Indiana Phone Company to be Acquired - Newsroom - Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  6. ^ "News |TDS to Acquire New Hampshire Phone Company | TDS".
  7. ^ Novak, Bill. "TDS Metrocom to purchase Merrimac Communications". Retrieved 5 January 2018.
  8. ^ "TDS Telecom buys Mosinee Telephone Co". Milwaukee Business Journal.
  9. ^ "News |TDS announces agreement to acquire State Long Distance Telcom Ltd. | TDS".

External links[edit]