TDS taking preorders for fiber services in Montana

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS®) is now taking pre-orders in all the areas where it is constructing a TDS Fiber network, which includes Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Helena Valley, and Missoula. Residents can go to to sign up and click on the “Register for Fiber” button. Under “Check Service Launch Date,” customers can also check when services are estimated to be available at their address.

Earlier this year, TDS, operating as TDS Metrocom LLC, started construction of its high-speed, fiber network in Helena, Helena Valley, Butte, Missoula, and Great Falls. The first customers are expected to be connected to the network in the next several months. This summer, TDS celebrated the 1,000th customer installation in Billings.

TDS has hired 87 associates in Montana and expects to hire even more. To join our team, go to: Careers | TDS ( (

TDS plans to offer up to 8 Gig internet speeds along with a sophisticated digital TDS television product (TDS TV®+) and a variety of phone options. TDS will ultimately provide services to residential and business addresses.

As network construction nears completion, residents will receive pre-launch mailers asking them to register, preorder services, and learn about special offers.

“We have heard from many Montana residents how thrilled they are for TDS Fiber,” said Drew Petersen, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for TDS.

The upgraded network includes symmetrical speeds, matching download and upload speeds up to 8 Gig. Fast downloads are ideal for streaming videos, music, video chat, and gaming.

To learn more, visit or call 1-800-737-4172.

About TDS TV+
TDS TV+ uses smart technology to provide custom recommendations based on a customer’s viewing habits. The service includes a voice-activated remote that allows customers to have quick access to their TV experience. Customers can also stream live TV and recordings on personal devices at home or on-the-go with TV Everywhere.

For Commercial Customers
This network expansion offers business customers internet access and transport connections up to 10Gig via dedicated fiber and TDS managedIP, a hosted VoIP communications solution. TDS TV® is also available to business customers.

This project is solely private sector investment from TDS. No government support funds will be used. 

Media Contact: Cheryl McCollum | Associate Manager - Communications | TDS Telecom | 608-664-2388 |  

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.), a Fortune 1000® company [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 for more information.

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