TDS formally opens retail stores in Helena, Great Falls

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) celebrated the opening of retail stores in Helena and Great Falls this week, marking another milestone in TDS’ fiber internet expansion in Montana.

TDS held ribbon-cutting ceremonies Monday in Great Falls, at the store located at 415 3rd St. NW, and Tuesday in Helena, at 2030 Cromwell Dixon Lane. TDS Chief Operating Officer Shane West joined local officials and residents to formally open each store, which serves as a physical location to access TDS products and services and speak with company associates.

In addition to Helena and Great Falls, TDS is building high-speed internet networks in Billings, Butte, and Missoula. The networks feature speeds up to 8 Gig, as well as TV and phone service.

“Montana is a major focus for TDS. For too long, the state has been underserved when it comes to high-speed broadband. We’re working hard to change that, and we’re excited to continue expanding to more neighborhoods and reach even more residents and businesses,” West said.

At the events, TDS also presented a pair of donations to local nonprofits: the Great Falls Area Community Foundation and the Friendship Center in Helena.

“As a family-operated company that’s been in business for more than 50 years, helping the areas we serve is a core part of our mission. We’re pleased to support these great nonprofits that are working tirelessly to help people in need and making a difference in the community,” West said.

Although the Federal Communications Commission’s Affordable Connectivity Program has ended, TDS continues to offer a low-cost internet option called TDS Connect that delivers 200/200 Mbps service. TDS is funding its Montana projects entirely through a private capital investment.

TDS has begun connecting residents to service and continues working to expand its network to more neighborhoods. Residents can visit TDSFiber.com 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 | mark.schaaf@tdstelecom.com

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 tdstelecom.com.

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 tdsinc.com.

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