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 nearly 20,000 homes and businesses. When complete it will deliver symmetrical internet speeds up to 2Gig (2000 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 more than 50,000 homes and businesses across Billings. With speeds up to 2Gig, 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 Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to more than 1,100 rural and suburban communities across 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 2 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 3,000 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 as well as hosted and managed services to approximately 6 million connections nationwide through its businesses: UScellular, TDS Telecom, and OneNeck IT Solutions.

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