November 21. 2012 7:00AM - Last modified: November 21. 2012 7:06AM

MADISON – TDS agrees to pay $350,000 in deal with FCC

TDS Telecommunications Corp. has agreed to pay $350,000 to the U.S. Treasury as part of a consent decree with the Federal Communications Commission.

TDS said it discovered in February 2011 that the welcome packets issued to 41,650 new residential customers since January 2008 did not include a provision letting customers opt out of receiving promotional materials for the company’s other services – a violation of FCC rules.

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