TDS connects first customer in Butte, Montana

BUTTE, Montana – TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) has connected the first local customer to its all-fiber, high-speed internet network.

TDS associates presented Paul Radoicich with a gift basket as they walked through the installation of telecommunications services on the Flats on Ottawa Street near Harrison Ave. The TDS network includes speeds up to 8 Gig, sophisticated TV services, a variety of phone options, and 10 Gig dedicated connections for businesses.

The installation comes about a week after TDS celebrated the opening of its new Butte warehouse and office space with a ribbon cutting event featuring Gov. Greg Gianforte and TDS President and CEO Jim Butman.

“We’re pleased to take another step in our efforts to connect Butte homes and businesses with world-class broadband services. We thank the community for their patience during construction and look forward to connecting more customers in the weeks and months to come,” said Tom Cronnelly, associate manager of Field Marketing in Butte.

The project is part of TDS’ capital investment in Montana of nearly $160 million to provide fiber internet services in Billings, Great Falls, Helena, Helena Valley, Missoula, and Butte.

TDS, operating as TDS Metrocom LLC, is a family-operated company founded in 1969. Residents can visit to register for service, monitor the progress of the build, and sign up for notifications about the new service.

Media Contact: Mark Schaaf | Manager of Communications | TDS Telecom | 414-326-3588 |

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