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TDS Telecom Expands Business Services Nationwide with Bandwidth

Bandwidth, one of the nation’s leading communications technology companies, today announced that TDS Telecom, one of the country’s largest phone and Internet service providers is using Bandwidth to expand its VoIP products nationally.

TDS has announced it will utilize Bandwidth to easily extend its new Remote Teleworker product and leading array of VoIP and Unified Communications services beyond its existing competitive local exchange carrier (CLEC) footprint. As a result, TDS can now connect corporate headquarters, branch offices, or a work-at-home employee in single or multiple state locations.

“We have a tremendous amount of customers who want to extend our services to other locations beyond our existing CLEC footprint,” said Jim Butman, group president of Marketing, Sales and Customer Operations at TDS Telecom. “By working with Bandwidth, we have an opportunity to deliver a nationwide virtual office solution that our users can depend on for voice and 911. We appreciate the scalability and flexibility of Bandwidth’s automation tools which allows our team to spend more time with our customers.”

TDS Telecom is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the United States. The company connects more than a million business and residential lines with high-speed Internet, phone, IP- based business solutions and TV entertainment services and is quickly expanding its reach.

For TDS administrators, Bandwidth automates the entire number selection, provisioning and management process. Bandwidth’s flexible APIs also allow the TDS team to integrate the number management process into existing service infrastructure.

“We take great pride in helping innovative companies like TDS Telecom expand their CLEC service offerings and effectively compete on a nationwide scale,” said Steve Leonard, executive vice president for Bandwidth’s Business Solutions Division. “TDS is a great example of a CLEC that recognized the need to fully embrace IP-communications early on. They are now effectively executing a plan to monetize the opportunities that nationwide IP-based coverage provides.”

About TDS Telecom

TDS Telecom, the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. TDS Telecom provides 1.1 million connections to high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services to customers in more than a hundred rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. TDS Telecom offers businesses the latest communications solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted) phone service, dedicated high-speed Internet and hosted-managed services. Visit tdsbusiness.com.

About Bandwidth

Bandwidth is among the nation's largest and fastest-growing communication technology companies. The company operates two divisions – wholesale & enterprise and consumer & SMB – that share a mission of transforming the communications industry. Across the divisions, Bandwidth provides a full range of virtual communications services, including voice origination, termination and toll free; a full suite of 911 services; SMS solutions; SIP Trunking; hosted VoIP for SMBs; and a consumer wireless business. Founded in 1999, and a certified CLEC in 49 states, Bandwidth is a profitable company headquartered in Raleigh, N.C. with a large remote office in Denver, Colo. and field offices in eight other cities.

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