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Press Release

OneNeck® IT Solutions data center qualifies for tax break in Minnesota

October 28, 2015

Customers are biggest beneficiary; also qualify for tax rebates.

OneNeck® IT Solutions announced today their Tier III data center in Eden Prairie, Minn. has earned certification and now qualifies for Minnesota’s data center sales and use tax rebate incentives.

“Our customers are the biggest beneficiary of this program,” said Terry Swanson, senior vice president of Solutions Providers at OneNeck. “Not only do they get a rebate that can be re-invested into growing the business, our customers can rest-assured their mission-critical IT infrastructure is in a safe, secure and reliable facility.”

The OneNeck facility, considered one of largest in the Upper Midwest, was originally build in 2010 and expanded in 2011 and 2014. It was the first commercially-available data center in Minnesota to receive the Uptime Institute Tier III Design Certification.

The rebate on sales and use taxes applies to all purchases of enterprise information technology equipment and computer software placed within a qualifying data center, such as OneNeck’s facility in Eden Prairie. This encompasses new IT assets as well as items purchased to replace or upgrade what’s already in the data center, including:

  • Computers, servers, routers, software
  • Rack systems, trays and cable
  • Cooling systems, cooling towers and other temperature control infrastructure
  • Power infrastructure to transfer, distribute, and manage electricity

The rebate applies on qualifying IT equipment and software purchases made dating back to February 1, 2013; it continues on qualifying purchases made through January 31, 2033.

According to OneNeck, the rebate is attractive to companies looking for an alternative to owning, operating and maintaining their own data center.

“We can provide the infrastructure, operations and support to help companies lower their operating expenses, reduce capital expenditures, deploy solutions faster and scale to meet everyday changes,” stated Swanson. “It’s about offering choices to our customers in order to deliver the right application, on the right cloud, at the right time.”

OneNeck’s data center solutions include colocation, disaster recover, cloud infrastructure, fully managed/hosted IT environments, and much more. In addition, OneNeck offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including ReliaCloud® enterprise cloud services, ERP application management, professional services and IT hardware. Beyond Minnesota, OneNeck has Tier 3 data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Oregon and Wisconsin.


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Media relations contact:

Cindy Tomlinson | Associate Manager - Public Relations | OneNeck IT Solutions | 608-664-4471 | cindy.tomlinson@oneneck.com


OneNeck® IT Solutions LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, employs nearly 600 people throughout the U.S. The company offers a full suite of hybrid IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions, ReliaCloud® enterprise cloud services, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, and IT hardware. OneNeck has Tier 3 data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. Visit oneneck.com for more information.

TDS Telecommunications Corp., headquartered in Madison, Wis., operates OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, TDS Baja Broadband LLC, and BendBroadband. Combined, the company employs 3,300 people. Visit tdstelecom.com.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS] a Fortune 1000TM company, provides wireless; wireline and cable broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately six million customers nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecommunications, OneNeck IT Solutions and BendBroadband. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Chicago, Telephone and Data Systems employs 10,600 people. Visit tdsinc.com.

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