TDS Telecommunications is continuing its run of new fiber projects with the announcement of a network in Great Falls, Montana.
The 2 Gbps network will reach almost 30,000 homes and businesses. In addition to connectivity, it will provide all-digital TDS TV+ and phone options.
“The pandemic has made it abundantly clear fiber networks are in high demand,” Andrew Petersen, TDS’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, said in a press release. “Great Falls is the third city [where] TDS will be constructing a resilient and highly reliable fiber network in the Treasure State. We are absolutely delighted to be here and, more importantly, to help the residents of this great community ready their homes with technology products and services for the future.”
This is the third TDS Montana project the company has announced within the last year. Earlier this week, TDS said that it would build a 2 Gbps all fiber network in Helena. The network is expected to reach almost 20,000 homes and businesses.
Last August, TDS announced an FTTH network in Billings. That 2 Gbps project will reach more than 40,000 homes and businesses.
The three announcements of 2 Gbps networks are evidence of the increase in speed across the board. TDS, which also made a 2 Gbps announcement for St. George, UT and other areas, says that all its new announcements will be at that speed.
TDS’ commitment to 2 Gbps networks was made last August was made as the company said that its systems in Spokane WA and Meridian ID had begun operating at that speed. Those two projects were underway when the announcements were made.