SDN Communications' network of more than 50,000 miles of fiber includes networks from 17 companies in South Dakota, eight in Minnesota and one in Iowa.
SDN's 17 owner companies (we call them Members) serve more than 76 percent of South Dakota's geography. The SDN network expanded further into southern Minnesota and Iowa with the addition of six companies in 2016 and two more in 2018.
The partnerships in all three states have improved connectivity and internet options for businesses in the region.
In 2018, The South Dakota Telecommunications Association and South Dakota Dashboard released a comprehensive report that showcases the commitment South Dakota's telecommunications companies have made to provide high-speed broadband service to customers. Connecting South Dakota’s Future: A Report on the Deployment & Impact of Rural Broadband provides a comprehensive look at the state of rural broadband in South Dakota and how the state compares to the nation as a whole. Use the button below to see the report for yourself.