Bringing Ultra Hi-Speed Internet to Montana
We've Made Fiber Optics 10x Cheaper
Telecom companies often say they don't update their networks with fiber optics because it's too time-consuming and too expensive. But we've figured out how to circumvent the extraneous costs that huge internet corporations can't avoid. It's simple: we dig smaller, more acute trenches. That means less manpower, less time, and less cost.
Telecom Companies vs. TSI & Telegraph
Telecom companies are stuck with legacy infrastructure they laid down in the '80s. Meaning they still install unnecessary add-ons like landlines—and it's the customers who are forced to face the financial burden when they get bundled with the landline they don't want. We don't do that. If you want fast internet, that's what you get.
What the Telecom Companies do
- Use same construction method from the 80s and 90s
- Dig huge trenches resulting in higher labor costs
- Use expensive construction techniques (bigger trenches need bigger machines)
- Outsource large portions of their construction
What We Do
- Run a strand of fiber to every house enabling vastly higher speeds
- Leverage advanced construction methods to bring down cost
- Cutting smaller trenches save us labor costs (several workers vs. 1-2 workers)
- Install our own fiber, saving on contractor fees
Source material directly from manufacturers
In America to use our installation method
Average connection speed in the U.S.
100 Customers and Counting
At 10x cheaper and faster, we've hooked up 100 Montana homes so far and have 800 already in the pipeline. And the state of Montana gives us a leg up: because we're an internet provider and not a telephone company we have the same access as the big companies but with none of the fines or regulations.
We'ved hooked up the Blackstone Apartment (left) and Old Distillery Lofts (right) with fiber optic internet from us.)
Montana, then Everywhere Else
We started TSI & Telegraph because we were just two regular guys who wanted to faster internet—so we picked up a couple hammers and shovels and made it happen. With news of our services spreading fast, we've gotten emails from people saying "I have $50,000 and want to do this in my town. Tell me what I need to do to make this happen!" With the new tools we're developing, we can pack up a container with our tools, and deliver our fiber-optics installation services anywhere in the U.S.
Help Us Rebuild the Grid
We are beyond grateful for the help we've had this far, and look forward to the support we will receive in the future. It started with an idea, took hold in reality, and now it's time to grow and share high-speed internet with as many people as possible.
Our mission is clear: fiber to every home in Montana, and then beyond.
It's a massive undertaking, but one we're ready for. Help us change Montana and set a precedent for the rest of the United States; high speed internet is achievable, and if we can do it in Montana there's no excuse for bad internet anywhere else.
Eric & Matt