Full Name
John Amundson
Job Title
Director - Network Planning & Implementation
TDS Telecom
Speaker Bio
John Amundson leads the regional planning and project implementation teams for TDS Telecom. He oversees network design and project construction to support the company’s aggressive fiber expansion efforts. John has been with TDS Telecom for more than four decades and has held numerous positions with increasing responsibility during his tenure.

In 2017, John was responsible for the first patent in TDS’ history. He patented a method of constructing Fiber-to-the-Home networks incorporating connectorized optic fiber tab assembly. The process takes half the time to install and is 25% cheaper than current industry practices. John is now listed on four patents associated with the process.

John earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Lakeland College and an MBA with an emphasis on finance from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He also has completed course work in outside plant (OSP) engineering from Michigan State University and has a vocational degree in electronic servicing.

John and his wife Laura are lifelong Wisconsinites. He has daughters in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Colorado. In his spare time, John enjoys being outdoors hiking, waterfowl/upland bird hunting, and fly fishing. John also likes to work in his home woodworking shop building furniture, cabinets, and woodturning.
John Amundson