According to TDS public relations manager Deanne Boegli, on Friday a widespread outage affected TDS Telecom email customers throughout the U.S., including Delta County and western Colorado. Outages affected local services for about six hours.
On Friday, May 12, said Boegli, TDS network services and engineering teams were working to restore services, and customers could get updates through a blog at blog.tdstelecom.com. As of Friday afternoon, "The situation is beginning to improve, community by community," said Boegli.
Cindy Tomlinson with TDS provided an update on Tuesday, May 16. The issue was officially resolved at 5:30 p.m. "We have identified two technical issues which created the widespread outage. Our technicians worked throughout the day to identify and then restore service," wrote Tomlinson in an email. "On behalf of all the employees at TDS, we'd like to thank our customers for their patience."
If customers are experiencing a service-related issue, they should contact the TDS repair team at 888-225-5837.
On May 18, officers of the Delta Police Department, with the assistance from the Delta County Sheriff's Office and Montrose County Sheriff's Office, conducted a search warrant at 960 Crawford Avenue, Delta. The warrant was related to drugs, drug use and possession, drug manufacturing and distribution, firearms, cell phones and any other items which may be illegal, stolen or otherwise implicating in criminal activity.