About Mike Wanta

Mike works on the Corporate Communications team at TDS and is the manager of the TDS Business Blog. He has a passion for all things business, storytelling, and teaching. Mike attended Edgewood College and earned degrees in English Literature and Journalism, while competing on the Men’s tennis team. He recently completed his Masters in Sustainability and Business. With his newfound free time, he plays music, tennis, and reads (a lot).
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The Economic Impact of High-Speed Internet for Business

Businesses accessing the internet is nothing new. Today’s demands, however, require much faster, reliable systems and internet connections. Learn about the economic impact high-speed internet has on business owners and Information technology professionals.
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The different types of high speed internet for business

When you are researching for a business high-speed internet connection, undoubtedly the price is a huge deciding factor. Take a step back from thinking just about the price and see what each connection offers at a glance.
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What Makes Fiber A More Reliable Business Internet Connection?

Fiber outlasts copper cables because it doesn’t corrode, doesn’t conduct electricity, and has a more secure track record. Learn more about why fiber optics makes for a reliable business internet connection.
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Working at Home: Do it right

The option of working at home is increasingly common as organizations try to compete for the top talent. Whether you're trying it out for the first time or you need a quick reminder, here are some quick tips for doing it the right way.
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Veterans Day Q&A

Andrew Melton, specialist—Project Coordinator, recently joined TDS after 15 years in the Air Force as an explosives technician or "de-construction specialist," as he puts it. By the time he left the Air Force, he held the rank of technical sergeant. Andrew agreed to do a brief Q&A focused on the topic of Veterans Day.
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7 Essential LinkedIn Tips

Networking can feel like a chore at times, but if you take a positive approach, you just might enjoy it. Check out these 7 essential tips for LinkedIn.
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The Value of Consulting a Trusted Advisor in Making Telecom Decisions

Making telecom decisions can be difficult, and having a trusted advisor to talk to is invaluable.
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CFO Corner: Human Capital Disclosure

Investors, as well as the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), are calling for the disclosure of publicly-traded companies’ data on the more qualitative aspects of business. This data includes workforce costs, workforce diversity, recruitment, turnover, and much more. When invited, by CFO.com, to share TDS’ perspective, Vicki Villacrez, SVP of Finance and CFO, offered many insights.
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The side business scam

If you’re on LinkedIn, you’ve probably gotten the question “Do you keep your options open for extra income on the side?” No doubt, this is a near perfectly crafted question. “Of course I want extra income!” I thought. I’d love to buy a new guitar, pay off some more student loans, or hit up Whistler for some bucket-list skiing. Here's how to spot what's real and what's not.
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