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Crews drilling to place fiber in the ground

A crew that cuts internet fiber on accident while constructing a building or road doesn’t only interrupt a TV show that people might be watching. There is more at risk than delaying every day phone calls or emails. Read More»

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Telephone Authority was awarded a Connect South Dakota Grant under a plan to bring fiber-optic broadband internet to people in Timber Lake. Read More»

Alliance Communications

Alliance Communications, based in Garretson, S.D., received a grant from the State of South Dakota to bring fiber-optic broadband Internet to an underserved area north of Sherman, S.D. Read More»

South Dakota Capitol

Connect South Dakota, the state program designed to fund broadband projects in unserved and underserved areas across the state, recently awarded $5 million to its first grant recipients. Read More»

Beresford Municipal Telephone Installing Fiber

The Beresford Municipal Telephone Company will invest about $5 million to significantly upgrade connectivity for internet and phone services. Read More»

Sioux City, Iowa, skyline

The South Dakota-based network reaches into eight other states in the region and, from there, ties cooperatively into other networks and extends across the United States. Read More»

Student at laptop - technology in the classroom

U.S. schools have made tremendous progress in connecting students to the internet. South Dakota and neighboring states rank near the top nationally. However, fresh challenges to enhance digital learning opportunities await. Read More»

Zach Ducheneaux Riding A Horse - photo by Chris Dickinson

Think tribal territories don’t have technology? Think again. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority in Eagle Butte stands out, not only locally but nationally. Read More»

family using internet on devices

As the state of South Dakota looks to connect all citizens, it should embrace all forms of connectivity, but do so realizing wireless technologies are a temporary fix. Read More»

Sunset of Rural SD

In her recent budget address, Gov. Kristi Noem outlined her plan to start with a $5 million investment to encourage private sector partnerships to deliver internet to every pocket of the state. So where is the digital divide in South Dakota? Read More»

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