TDS Telecom (NYSE:TDS) is expanding its engineering center west to Bend, OR, from Madison, WI. The goal is to combine TDS and BendBroadband engineering services and to enhance the recruiting pipeline for new technical employees from West Coast regions including the Silicon Valley, Portland, and Seattle. The extension of the engineering center is also intended to improve the company's ability to introduce technology and products to customers.
TDS' parent company, Telephone and Data Systems, acquired BendBroadband last September. Wade Holmes, BendBroadband's vice president of engineering and technology, will lead the newly integrated team.