TDS Telecom supports local Great Falls literacy initiative
GREAT FALLS, Montana – TDS Telecom is proud to support the United Way, Great Falls Public Schools, and other community partners in the annual Read2Me early childhood literacy program. TDS funded the purchase of more than 860 books to be distributed throughout all 15 elementary schools in Great Falls.
The United Way coordinated volunteers, including Mayor Cory Reeves, to read to every second-grade student. Representing TDS is Gavin Sundquist, a direct sales representative. Sundquist read to students at Riverview Elementary, located within the first neighborhood serviced by the new TDS fiber optic network.
“After spending part of my career in youth social services, I am grateful for the opportunity to promote early childhood literacy,” Sundquist said. “Many thanks to TDS and United Way for investing in this important reading program.”
TDS supports education, arts, economic development, and local businesses in Great Falls through community events like Read2Me. Collaboration with the United Way enables TDS to give back to the community as more neighborhoods connect to the company’s all-fiber internet network. The first customers were connected in late 2023.
Construction crews, direct sales representatives, and field service technicians continue working across the city installing the new TDS network, which features internet speeds up to 8 Gig as well as TV and phone service. As part of the company’s informational and sales campaign, Sundquist and other sales reps are going door to door explaining the services and registering customers. Residents can visit TDSFiber.com to register for service, monitor the progress of the build, and sign up for notifications about the new service.