TDS Fiber bringing its fiber network to Helena Valley, Montana

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is announcing its all fiber network is coming to Helena Valley. Construction is expected to start this spring.

TDS Fiber plans to connect nearly 8,000 homes and businesses in Helena Valley. When complete, TDS expects to deliver symmetrical internet speeds up to 8Gig (8000 Mbps), TDS’ all-digital TV service, TDS TV®+, and a variety of phone options for residential and business customers.

“We’re excited to expand our Helena fiber build to the Helena Valley community,” says Drew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “We understand there is a need for fiber in Helena Valley, and it’s the most reliable technology there is, the best of the best. We want to provide residents and businesses the latest tools to upgrade their home and business for the future.”   

TDS Fiber recently announced it plans to begin construction in 2023 of its 8Gig fiber network to Helena, Butte, Missoula, and Great Falls, Montana. The Madison, Wisconsin-based company is currently building a fiber network in Billings, Montana. Across Montana, TDS expects to connect more than 150,000 homes and businesses ̶ communities that currently do not have 8Gig fiber. All these fiber builds are funded through TDS’ private investment.

CEC Facilities Group based in Irving, Texas is partnering with TDS to construct the fiber network in Helena Valley. TDS recently signed a franchise agreement with Lewis and Clark County. 

TDS' expansion into Helena Valley plans to create new job opportunities, with new positions now posted on the company’s website at

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 | 608-664-2388 |  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to a mix of rural and suburban 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

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs 3,400 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. 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

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