TDS 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 plans to connect homes and businesses in Helena Valley. When complete, TDS expects to deliver symmetrical internet speeds up to 8 Gig (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 recently announced it plans to begin construction in 2023 of its 8 Gig 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 8 Gig 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 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.), a Fortune 1000® company [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 for more information.

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