TDS Telecommunications Corp. Appoints Phil LaForge COO of Hosted & Managed Services

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TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) today announces the selection of Phil LaForge as chief operating officer of TDS Hosted & Managed Services LLC.

Phil LaForge named COO of TDS Hosted & Managed Services LLC

“Phil understands the hosted and managed services business exceptionally well and will help TDS expand in this exciting business segment,” states William Megan, president of TDS Hosted & Managed Services LLC.

Widely respected HMS expert to direct business operations in fast growing segment

TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) today announces the selection of Phil LaForge as chief operating officer of TDS Hosted & Managed Services LLC.

“Phil comes to TDS with an extensive background in the managed services industry. Most recently, he was vice president and general manager at Nimsoft (part of CA Technologies) in Campbell, California,” states William Megan, president of TDS Hosted & Managed Services LLC. “Phil understands the hosted and managed services business exceptionally well and will help TDS expand in this exciting business segment.”

Prior to his work at CA Technologies, LaForge had a long tenure with CDW Berbee in Madison, Wis. and will be returning to familiar roots having previously served as vice president of Sales and COO at TEAM Companies in Cedar Falls, Iowa – now a TDS subsidiary.

Phil LaForge holds a BA in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MBA in Finance from Florida State University.

As the eighth largest telecom provider in the U.S., TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS®) connects people with broadband Internet, phone and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities in 30 states. With more than 40 years of experience and 1.1 million equivalent access lines in service, customers can select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP) phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. also manages the data center operations of VISI Incorporated and TEAM Companies, specializing in colocation, cloud computing, and disaster recovery solutions for businesses of all-sizes. In total, approximately 2,700 people work for the companies both in local communities and at TDS’ national headquarters in Madison, Wis. Visit http://www.tdstelecom.com, http://www.tdsbusiness.com, http://www.visi.com and http://www.team-companies.com for more information.

TDS Telecommunications Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS, TDS.S] Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., a Fortune 500® company, provides wireless, local and long-distance telephone and broadband services to nearly 7.1 million customers in 36 states through TDS Telecommunications Corp. and U.S. Cellular [NYSE: USM], its 83-percent owned wireless subsidiary. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employed 12,100 employees as of March 31, 2011. Visit http://www.teldta.com for more information.

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