Treasure State Internet Telegraph

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Faster.
Reliable.
Local.
Why start a new ISP?

We wanted better internet for ourselves, and knew that others would, too. The real world use of internet is changing, from homes that have cut the cable and stream everything, to local businesses producing content that is viewed world-wide - and everyone needs more speed.

And we're nerds. We get it. We've always railed against the caps and fences that other providers have put in place, because we hit them. And hated it.

And you know the old saying…
"If you can't join 'em, beat 'em."

So here we are.

The Needs Have Changed


With the growing need for bandwidth it's become increasingly clear that having fiber to the home is the only way to go. TSI&T are building out our SuperFi fiber-optic network using state-of-the-art technologies and procedures to reach the most homes and offices in any area, while keeping our costs well below those of our competition. Additionally, we work with officials in the cities and counties to develop even faster, more efficient methodologies that exactly target the landscape we are building in, so that we are able to connect more people in less time.


And if you look closely, those numbers are Megabytes-per-second, which for most services is well below 50, much less 100. If you want to know more about internet speeds, have we got the wiki-hole for you!

Our growth patters are determined by the weather, because the freeze stops us completely, and by the willingness of customers to commit to being customers. We work hard to make sure that no matter where we build, we are offering services above anyone's expectations at rates competitive with other ISPs, even if they don't match our speeds.

If you're interested in service from TSI&T, please let us know.

wISP

When we started TSI&T we used wireless fixed-based systems, and we have a bit more we can build out with that system, but it's limited to the west side of Helena. If you think your house might be able to get service, and you're between Last Chance Gulch to the east, Hiawatha Street to the west, and La Grand Canyon to the south and Anderson Blvd to the north, you might be able to get wireless. You might also have a tree or a building or a hill blocking you from our antennas, and that, my friends, is why we've moved to doing fiber.

If you're inside that area, give us a ring and let us know we have permission to come check out your house for service, and we'll let you know asap if you can get internet this way. Customers on our WISP system are generally guaranteed 40Mbps down and 10Mbps up, with most customers experiencing speeds greater than that. Our WISP has uptime of 99.99998%, so it's still really good.

If you're interested in service from TSI&T, please let us know.

Phone

We are happy to provide VoIP phone service to our customers and have the phone server located in Helena at our central office, which keeps the latency and lag down to a happy minimum. This service is great for 99% of phone use, but we do not recommend it for faxing or alarm services.

We can use just about any phone for service, and deliver simple dial-tone to whatever system you have in place, or we can upgrade you completely to a newer system from some great manufacturers. We even offer desktop phones that are Android®-based so you can use modern things like your contact list to actually call from your desktop. We're happy to set up a time to meet with you about your needs and how to migrate to our system.

Faxes? Really?

Such analog, much wow. If you need faxing we suggest you go with a modern solution like HelloFax.com as having to deal with actual paper faxes is like being forcibly dragged back to the late 80s, and you can still smell the mimeograph ink. Seriously, faxing needs to end. For realz.

Home Wifi

With great internet comes great streaming - unless you have a crap router. And router technology has improved so much in the last couple years that even a router you bought in 2015 may not be up to giving you the speeds you're getting from us. So we put together a list of routers we've tested and liked, and you should totally get one of them. And if you're just getting signed up with us, we have some in stock and we're happy to sell them to you.

What do we recommend? Easy:

Streaming Services

There are a lot of ways you can get your entertainment without having to pay for cable tv. With fast internet, you can even have multiple shows streaming to different viewers one your TSI&T internet without worrying about buffering, lowered resolution, or missing out on the next episode of the new season of Game of Thrones as soon as it's available.

We recommend you check out Tom's Guide for more information on the best ways to view what you want to see.

Telegraph Services

So you think you're old-school, eh? Well, there's nothing quite like the analog analogue of IP networking: telegraph! It's a service we offer, and heck, some of you are just too awesome for words because you have multiple sites and wanted a way to send a message that reminds people that they have it pretty good. In fact,

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Telegraph service is strictly point-to-point over our network, and costs $150 for each telegraph and $10/month.