TDS(R) Achieves Prestigious Polycom(R) Choice Partner--Platinum Status For The Fifth Year In A Row

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MADISON, Wis., June 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - TDS Telecom (TDS®), an industry leader in providing VoIP services for businesses, announced it has achieved Platinum level status in the Polycom Choice Partner program by Polycom, Inc. for the fifth year in a row. TDS joins a select group of Polycom hosted Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service providers in achieving the Platinum designation.

Polycom Choice Partners must demonstrate best-of-class service and solutions to qualify. Customers can be confident that as a Polycom Choice Partner, TDS has the expertise to handle all their project needs, from concept to installation through ongoing support and management.

"The Platinum designation is a testament to the partnership we've established with our customers," said Matt Loch, vice president of Commercial Marketing at TDS. "By working closely with each of our customers, we're able to really understand their needs and help them leverage the power of hosted VoIP technology."

TDS, the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S., has more than 1 million customer connections in service and 3,100 employees. TDS offers businesses the latest communication solutions, including: VoIP (managed IP Hosted), dedicated high-speed Internet, and hosted-managed services.

"TDS continues to achieve record success in providing an outstanding end-to-end hosted VoIP solution to its customers. Polycom is proud to be an integral element in this solution. With its focus on being a 'best-in-class' partner, TDS will continually succeed in helping customers solve their business issues," said Shawn Puddester, Polycom vice president of North America Sales, Global Cloud & Service Provider Solutions.

Polycom's Choice Partner Program is the winner of CRN Magazine's 5-Star Partner Program Award. The program emphasizes skills development and specialization. It provides the tools for partners to demonstrate excellence in delivering communication solutions and an outstanding customer experience. Polycom Choice Partners are part of the Polycom Partner Network, a diverse group of organizations who embrace and extend Polycom's open, standards-based collaboration solutions and together deliver the most complete collaboration solutions available to more than 400,000 Polycom customers. Through the Polycom Partner Network, technology providers, ISVs, solution advisors, integrators, service providers, and other valued partners can easily address the multi-faceted needs of today's organizations that are using secure video, voice and content collaboration solutions to improve productivity, engagement, time to market, business continuity, as well as for unique applications across vertical industries.

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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 or

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC and TDS Baja Broadband LLC. Combined, the company employs 3,100 people.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000™ company, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 5.8 million customers nationwide through its subsidiaries TDS Telecom and U.S. Cellular®. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employs 10,600 people. Visit

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