In 1969, LeRoy T. Carlson created Telephone and Data Systems. Through prudent acquisitions, TDS Telecom was formed and is comprised of telephone companies formed by local families, farmers, and co-ops to connect their communities to the world. Mr. Carlson's goal was to provide advanced technology, invest in the markets, and provide exceptional customer experiences. Local communities welcomed TDS' presence and technical acumen.
Fast forward to today and our business model is similar, though it's been expanded and now includes broadband and cable. It also includes a greater commitment to improving our culture by becoming more diverse and inclusive.