The following statement addresses TDS’ readiness to the global escalation of COVID-19:
“TDS is actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and is following the situation in a coordinated manner with federal, state, and local health and safety officials. The health of the communities we serve is our top priority as we continue to assess impacts to our employees, communications network, customers, and suppliers.
“TDS will rely on our distributed communications network as well our network redundancy to help limit disruptions in service. We are committed to providing reliable, resilient service to both business and residential customers during the COVID-19 outbreak.
“To prepare for the potential disruption COVID-19 may cause, TDS is taking necessary precautions to anticipate increased usage demands, maximize the available bandwidth, and minimize potential for network slowdowns. In addition, we will remain fully staffed to address isolated incidents should they arise.
“We will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and will provide additional information to our customers and employees as it becomes available.”
TDS has also signed onto the Keep Americans Connected Pledge from Federal Communications Commission Chair Ajit Pai and recently extended its commitment to the pledge until June 30.