TDS is headed to Big Sky Country!

TDS is growing its fiber footprint into Billings, Montana.

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) was recently granted a municipal franchise by the city of Billings, Montana, to build a 500-mile fiber-to-the-home network. The network will ultimately connect homes and businesses across the community and will deliver internet speeds up to 8 Gig, TDS’ all-digital TV service, TDS TV®+, and phone options.

Billings is the first city in Montana to receive a fiber optic network.

"We see a lot of potential in Billings and we are thrilled to continue expanding our fiber network," says Jim Butman, president and CEO of TDS. "With TDS Fiber, residents of Billings can ready their home for the future. We're proud to install fiber-optic telecom lines in the great city of Billings."

Billings City Administrator Chris Kukulski said the addition of TDS to Billings will result in higher-quality broadband and cable services at a more competitive price. "This competition will improve the city's economy," he said.

In addition, TDS' expansion into Billings will create new job opportunities. New positions are now posted on the company’s website.

"When the fiber network is complete, TDS will deliver up to 8 Gig internet speeds, plus exceptional and reliable bandwidth for businesses and residents," said Butman. “We’re inviting Billings to say hello to a reliable internet network, smarter Wi-Fi, and amazing customer service.”

Next month, TDS officials and contracted construction teams will kick off building its network to deliver up to 2Gig speeds. With speeds up to 2Gig, it’s possible to download a typical two-hour, 4K movie in under a minute.

Montana will be the 32nd state TDS offers its services. 

TDS is building a 1,000-mile fiber network in Spokane, Washington, and a 700-mile fiber-optic network in Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, Hayden Lake, Post Falls, and Rathdrum, Idaho.

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 |  

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Metrocom/TDS) is a leading provider of fiber internet service. With more than 50 years of experience, the growing communications company is building and deploying new, fiber optic networks in neighborhoods across the country to deliver up to 8 Gigabit internet speeds to homes and up to 10 Gigabit internet speeds to businesses. In addition, TDS provides innovative TV entertainment and advanced phone services. Visit to learn more.

TDS provides communications services to a mix of small to mid-sized urban, suburban and rural communities throughout the United States. The company employs more than 3,400 people nationwide and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (TDS Inc.). 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 for more information.

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