SDN Blog

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»

semi trucks platooning on highway

South Dakota Department of Transportation employees are working with neighboring states to test high-tech trucks on the interstate. They’ll be radar-controlled and follow each other at a distance other drivers might consider tailgating. Read More»

Steer at sale barn

Internet-based transactions drive half the U.S. economy, according to a study conducted for the Foundation for Rural Service, and cyber contributions to the gross domestic product are growing. Read More»

Crews pull fiber optic lines and plow into the ground in rural areas

A chance encounter with someone at a store in Sioux Falls led Jerry Andersen to a career of 44 years - and counting - in the telecommunications industry. Read More»

Engineer hand using tablet with machine real time monitoring system software.

Estimates suggest that as many as one-third of working Americans already participate in the gig economy (I’m among them), and the total is expected to increase. Read More»

Lunch with SD's 2019 Legislators in SDN Boardroom

Improved communication systems are a big factor that helps make nontraditional schedules and remote work easier, even in government. Read More»

Map of new SDN Communications members in the St. James and Worthington areas

SDN Communications has added two broadband partners to its Minnesota network, which will improve business broadband reach into two counties of that state – Nobles and Watonwan. Read More»

Crews Drill Fiber in for Santel's FiberMaxx Project

Santel Communications of Woonsocket is finishing work on the first phase of a $24 million network upgrade. The project is bringing world-class fiber connectivity to its customers. Read More»