TDS 50 for 50

TDS employees select charities for donations in the company’s golden year

To celebrate 50 years of service, Telephone and Data Systems, TDS’ parent company, is supporting communities across the U.S. through its 50 for 50 Golden Year of giving initiative. The company is donating a total of $50,000 to 22 charities! Several organizations nominated by TDS employees have already received donations.
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TDS bringing 1Gig broadband to Idaho

Big news! TDS announces plans to build a fiber-to-the-home network in Idaho’s fast-growing Coeur d’Alene area.  The fiber network will ultimately connect more than 42,000 homes and businesses across Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Hayden, and Rathdrum. Get the full story.
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Making a network ready

If we’ve announced that we’ll be working in your area, read on to learn a little more about why we hang cable on utility poles and what that process looks like (hint: it’s a lot more involved than you probably think!). Not only will you better understand the activity you’re seeing, you may end up with enough pole knowledge to impress your family or win at your next trivia night :-).
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Chris Stapleton

Describing Chris Stapelton's music as a modern day Otis Redding mixed with a soulful country feel is probably the oddest, but most apt description one could give. The music has almost a soul feel to it, and you could almost convince someone this is essentially a southern rock/blues type record on top of the underlying country themes. If you've never listened to Traveller or Chris' music, it's definitely one to listen to today.
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FCC: Get a one-ring call? Don’t call back

When you receive a phone call from a number you don’t know, and the call stops after just one ring, don’t call back.The Federal Communications Commission is noting that this scam is “ back with a vengeance.” Find out what you need to know.
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Movies to watch with mom on Mother’s Day

Sometimes the best thing you can give your Mom for Mother's Day is the gift of your time. Why not spend some of it doing something fun together by watching a movie? Check out these films that depict a mother’s true love and a variety of ways to be a great mom. Happy Mother’s Day!
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What to expect when you’re expecting a new network

When we build a new network or make network upgrades, our employees and contractors work diligently to get the network infrastructure in place. That said, you may have the hardest part—waiting. To help you understand what we’ll be busy doing in the coming months (and why it can take what feels like a long time), check out these 9 network build facts.
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“Jailbroken” streaming devices and apps are Trojan Horses for malware

The latest entertainment scams are just like Trojan Horses—you invite them into your home thinking they’re something awesome, but they actually mean you harm. Scammers are selling devices and downloadable apps promising that you’ll “never pay for a movie or TV show again.” In reality, what you’re likely to get is free content with a side of theft and fraud.
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Cheap Tunes Tuesday: Candlebox

Today’s featured artist debuted and became a household name—but history has likely incorrectly classified the group as Nirvana wannabe. Two videos from their debut album would end up being on the ‘most requested’ list for MTV in 1993, and one was even featured on the MTV hit Beavis and Butt-Head. Get transported back to '94 by giving it a listen.
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Great movies springing up on TDS TV On Demand

Spring has sprung and, accordingly there lots of fun, happy movies perfect for the season to watch on TDS TV On Demand. From family flicks and movies about families, to romances and comedies, you’ll find loads of options If all of that positivity is too much for you, we do have a few darker choices to get your heart beating in a whole different way.
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