TDS Telecom celebrates opening of Butte facility with Gov. Gianforte

BUTTE, Montana – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) celebrated the opening of its new Butte facility with a ribbon cutting event featuring Gov. Greg Gianforte and TDS President and CEO Jim Butman, as well as a donation to a local nonprofit.

The warehouse and office space, located at 3888 Wynne Ave., will house the latest in technology that will help facilitate TDS’ all-fiber network, which is bringing state-of-the-art internet, sophisticated digital TV products, and phone services to Butte and other Montana communities.

The TDS fiber network under construction will serve more than 15,000 homes and businesses in Butte with internet speeds up to 8 Gig – fast enough to download or upload a file of any size nearly instantly. For businesses, the company offers dedicated connections up to 10 Gig.

“Our new TDS facility in Butte is where the future begins. In the coming months as we build out our network, we will continue to lay down roots in Montana, add jobs, and work as hard as we can to deliver the quality broadband services this state deserves,” Butman said.

Giving back to the community is a core part of the company’s mission. At the ribbon-cutting event, TDS presented a $5,000 donation to the Hungry Hill Center for Art, Education, and Outreach, which helps fight hunger and provides education programming in Butte.

In addition to Butte, TDS is building fiber networks in Billings, Great Falls, Helena, Helena Valley, and Missoula. The company has made a capital investment in the state of nearly $160 million and has so far created more than 100 jobs, with more hiring under way.

TDS, operating as TDS Metrocom LLC, is a family-operated company founded in 1969. Residents can visit TDSFiber.com to register for service, monitor the progress of the build, and sign up for notifications about the new service.

Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Manager of Communications | TDS Telecom | 414-326-3588 | mark.schaaf@tdstelecom.com

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com.

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS]. 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 tdsinc.com.

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