TDS Telecomm provides innovative voice, Internet and entertainment services to rural and suburban communities nationwide, as well as leading-edge business technology. TDS Telecom is one of several companies owned by Telephone and Data Systems, headquartered in Chicago. TDS Telecom, US Cellular and Suttle-Straus collectively make up the TDS family of companies. The TDS family of companies employs 11,500 people and serves more than 6 million wireline and wireless customers in 36 states. TDS Telecom also contains a competitive local exchange carrier called TDS Metrocom. The company connects more than 450,000 callers with reliable voice communication services, 150,000 homes with Internet high-speed broadband services and various families to nearly 230 channels of television entertainment every day. TDS Telecomm maintains a location in Ludlow, Vt.