First TDS Fiber customers receiving service in Billings, Montana

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) launched its fiber network in the first areas of Billings, Montana this month, including portions of the Heights neighborhood. The Madison, Wisconsin-based company has more than 100 residential and commercial orders ready to install with more than 1,300 service addresses connected to the state-of-the-art fiber network. The TDS Fiber network will eventually connect more than 50,000 homes and businesses and deliver internet speeds of up to 2Gig.

"We are delighted to begin turning up our fiber network, our all-digital TV services, and a variety of exceptional phone services in Billings for residential and commercial customers," says TDS Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs Drew Petersen. "With TDS Fiber, these new customers can now ready their homes and businesses for the future and receive exceptional and reliable bandwidth speeds from TDS."

TDS is working with CEC Facilities Group, Irving, Texas, to construct the network. CEC began construction less than a year ago in downtown Billings. In addition, TDS has hired 21 associates in  Billings with new positions now posted on the TDS website.

With speeds up to 2Gig, it’s possible to download a typical two-hour, 4K movie in under a minute.

Billings is the first city in Montana to receive a fiber optic network. Montana is the 32nd state TDS offers its services. 

Residents can visit to research and learn about our products and to register for service.

TDS is committed to giving back to the communities it serves through donations and volunteer efforts. Since coming to Billings, TDS has sponsored several community events, donated to groups such as the West End Exchange Club and the Education Foundation for Billings Public Schools, all of which is central to TDS’ mission and values.

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-658-8158 |  

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 3,500 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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