TDS bringing fiber to Helena, Montana

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) will be delivering its all-fiber network to Helena, Montana, the second community in the state to get some of the fastest internet speeds in the country.  

TDS will be building a fiber network starting later this year to connect homes and businesses. When complete it will deliver symmetrical internet speeds up to 8 Gig (8,000 Mbps), TDS’ all-digital TV service, TDS TV®+, and a variety of phone options for residential and business customers.

“We are thrilled to announce we are expanding our fiber network into another great city in Montana,” says Andrew Petersen, TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs. “Fiber networks are in high demand, and we are excited to bring our reliable technology to Helena and to provide residents the latest tools to upgrade their home for the future.”   

TDS recently signed a franchise agreement with the city of Helena, which will bring a vibrant new competitive choice for broadband services to Montana’s Capital City. 

“We appreciate the opportunity to work with TDS on a franchise agreement to offer their services here,” says Helena Mayor Wilmot Collins. “It is important that the City partners to provide residents access to new broadband services as opportunities are presented that make sense. I think this agreement will be a benefit to Helena.”  

The Madison, Wisconsin-based company is currently building a fiber network in Billings, Montana. In August, TDS announced the construction of a fiber-to-the-home network, which will ultimately connect homes and businesses across Billings. With speeds up to 8 Gig, it’s possible to download a typical two-hour, 4K movie in under a minute. 

TDS' expansion into Helena will 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.). 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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