About Cheryl McCollum

Cheryl McCollum is an Associate Manager of Public Relations at TDS Telecom. She has 25 years of media experience. She’s worked as a newspaper reporter in Northfield, Minn., and Beaver Dam, Wi. She worked in media relations and advocacy for the Wisconsin Medical Society and the Wisconsin Bankers Association. She also worked in communications and advocacy for Habitat for Humanity of Dane County. She has a Journalism and Political Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She’s married, has two adult children and enjoys traveling, especially to U.S. state capitols.
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Asked to pay a bill with a gift card? Don’t.

If you’ve been asked to pay for something with a gift card, please note this is a scam. The scenario generally involves callers claiming to be from a Tech Support company, the IRS, a so-called family member or a friend-of-a-friend.  The caller demands the gift card numbers and PIN.
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Scam alert: ‘9-1-1’ spoofing

Even public safety officials are being used as a front for scam artists. Scammers are spoofing the emergency number 911 in hopes they can scare you into sharing personal information. We are taught 911 is there to help us, which is why the scam works. Find out what to watch for.
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Catch a free preview of World Fishing Network

There’s something FINtastic about the World Fishing Network and now you can angle your way for a free month in May. The free preview runs from May 1-31 in both High Definition (HD)—on channel 1648—and Standard Definition (SD) on channel 648. And, once the preview is over, you can catch The World Fishing Network in the Sports Tier!
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Network construction underway for TDS customers

Network upgrade equipment has arrived across the country as TDS is working to expand and improve broadband. In the year… more...
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Live Winter Olympic coverage starts Feb 8

The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics are almost here! Coverage kicks off tomorrow, Feb. 8—and this time around, there will be… more...
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Finger-food recipes for game day

Host a spectacular Super Bowl party with these game-day recipes of crowd-pleasing finger foods and easy appetizers. From chicken wings and dips, to cheese balls and sliders, we've pulled a few popular options from The Food Network.
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The most popular Christmas movie in your state

What’s your favorite Christmas movie? Does it match what everyone else likes in your state? As it happens, it just might! The team at CableTV.com did a state-by-state analysis of the most popular movies everywhere. What won where you live?
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Broadband upgrades over halfway in Port Byron, New York

TDS Telecom (TDS®) technicians and network engineers are installing the core equipment necessary to improve broadband speeds and bring new… more...
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Network upgrade project over halfway in NW Waupaca County

Phase One construction to be done by year-end 2018 TDS Telecom (TDS®) technicians and network engineers are installing the core… more...
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Thanksgiving side dishes that steal the spotlight

The turkey may be the mainstay of the Thanksgiving dinner, but these tasty side dishes can provide a variety of… more...
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