SDN Blog

Firefighters - FirstNet

The development of a robust, wireless broadband network for America’s first responders is expected to reach a significant milestone in June. The First Responder Network Authority, or FirstNet, is developing the first high-speed, nationwide, broadband network dedicated to public safety. Read More»

Sen. John Thune / Dakota State University / Michael Shlanta

Every parent experiences moments where pride and fear can collide. I felt one of those potentially explosive moments at Sen. John Thune’s packed event at Dakota State University last week. When the senator opened for student questions, I looked back and saw my son, Michael, at the microphone. Read More»

MEF-CECP Certified Employees

Four more SDN Communications employees have earned a the Metro Ethernet Forum's Carrier Ethernet Professional Certification. That brings the number of certified engineers at SDN to 12 - the most of any broadband provider in the Sioux Falls area. Read More»

Small cells help crowds with cell phone coverage

Trends in phone use are striking and underscore the need for improvements to relieve the region’s increasingly strained telecommunications infrastructure. Read More»

Infographic of the month: Small Cells

Infographic of the Month

Our infographic of the month explains how small cell poles fit into the cellular phone network as the future of moving data. Read More»

SDN Communications Commercial: Agile Network Protection

The underlying message of the ads is especially refreshing and increasingly accurate: IT pros are heroes in the workplace, not nerds who operate invisibly in back rooms. IT pros have enormous responsibilities, and their jobs keep getting bigger. Read More»

Small Cell Pole & Cell Phone Coverage

2017 will be a big year for small cell poles in and near South Dakota. Jerry P. Andersen and his crew at Sioux Falls-based SDN Communications are overseeing the construction and underground cabling of 50 small cell poles to improve wireless services in the region, and plans are being made to install additional poles. Read More»

Student executing DDoS Attacks

When you think about someone planning an electronic attack on a computer network, you probably envision foreign terrorists, domestic criminals or maybe unethical business or political rivals. You probably don’t think about high school students who want to get out of a test or amuse themselves with mischief. Read More»

Small Cell Pole

As more people rely on their mobile phones and tablets to stream video and browse the Internet, some wireless carriers are using small cell networks to improve customer service and meet the bandwidth demands of mobile users. Read More»

Libraries & E-Rate funds

Overall, K-12 schools in South Dakota appear to be taking good advantage of subsidies available through the E-Rate Program, but public libraries seem to under-use the assistance. That might be a reflection of program awareness. Read More»