TDS donates $15,000 to West End Exchange Club in Billings, Montana

Take part in summer outdoor fun with free Movies in the Park! As a huge supporter of investing in children and communities, TDS Telecom (TDS®), which is providing TDS Fiber to Billings, Montana, is pleased to donate $15,000 to the West End Exchange Club, which will be used to sponsor community programs and Movies in the Park!

“Pack up your picnic basket and join TDS this summer at Movies in the Park,” says TDS Regional Manager of Field Marketing Daron Olson. “Movies in the Park is a great way for the community to gather together. We are thrilled to be a sponsor of this wonderful event and all the programs connected with the West End Exchange Club.”

TDS is currently constructing a 500-mile fiber-to-the home network in Billings, which will ultimately connect more than 50,000 homes and businesses across the community.

The West End Exchange Club funds programs that work toward protecting and healing children, the community and veterans. Some of the organizations the West End Exchange Club will grant funding to include Tumbleweed, Family Tree Center, Veterans Meat Locker, Zoo Montana, school food pantries, YWCA, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, and more.

“The West End Exchange Club is thrilled to receive this $15,000 donation from TDS Fiber for our Summer Movie Series in collaboration with Firefly Outdoor Media! This amazing partnership with TDS will help us continue our mission of serving: Kids, Community, Veterans and a Prevention of Child Abuse right here in Billings and beyond,” said Region 2 Vice President Leif Welhaven of the West End Exchange Club. “Thank You TDS Fiber for your generous donation and we look forward to a fruitful partnership!”

TDS is committed to giving back to the communities it serves. Being a local community partner is central to TDS’ mission and values.

Area residents can visit to register for service, monitor the progress of the build, and sign up for notifications about the new service.  

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom |  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Metrocom/TDS) is a leading provider of fiber internet service. With more than 50 years of experience, the growing communications company is building and deploying new, fiber optic networks in neighborhoods across the country to deliver up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds to homes and up to 10 Gigabit internet speeds to businesses. In addition, TDS provides innovative TV entertainment and advanced phone services. Visit to learn more.

TDS provides communications services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the United States. The company employs more than 3,400 people nationwide and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS Inc.). Founded in 1969, Telephone and Data Systems provides wireless, broadband, video and voice; and hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions. Visit for more information.

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