SDN Blog

SDN expands into Minnesota, Iowa

Sioux Falls-based SDN Communications is expanding east as it adds partnerships in Iowa and Minnesota. Seven independent telephone companies – six in southern Minnesota and one in northern Iowa – are partnering with SDN to improve connectivity and Internet options for business customers. Read More»

SDN expands network into Southern Minnesota

SDN Communications’ broadband network is about to become a significantly bigger and more widely available vehicle for regional business communications. Six independent telephone companies in southern Minnesota and one in Iowa are partnering with South Dakota-based SDN to improve connectivity and Internet options for business customers in both states. Read More»

Ryan Punt

Good relationships are built on trust and take time to establish, but they are critically important to people and companies that do business with each other, says Ryan Punt, a wholesale carrier relations executive with SDN Communications. Read More»

JJ Anderson

He found a good place for his interests and skills with SDN Communications as a wholesale carrier relations executive at the company’s headquarters in Sioux Falls. As part of the wholesale services team, Anderson works with SDN’s member companies as well as regional and national carriers. Read More»

Dave Fehrs

Dave Fehrs’ work experience with other companies gave him a special appreciation of the importance of good technology to successful businesses. Fehrs, a senior account executive, started working for SDN Communications in December 2012. Before that, he worked for eight years for Wells Fargo Financial in Rapid City and Sioux Falls, and for 12 years with Diebold Inc. in Sioux Falls. Read More»

Rural Opportunity Investment Conference

SDN Communications CEO Mark Shlanta is an invited guest at the White House today for the Rural Opportunity Investment Conference put on by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Shlanta will be a panelist Thursday, speaking about the opportunities in rural telecom. Read More»

Oral-B® interactive electric toothbrush

At least three companies have promoted the development of an interactive toothbrush – an electric toothbrush that connects to a mobile device to record a user’s brushing habits and offer tips on oral hygiene. I’ll be surprised if interactive toothbrushes catch on as anything more than a novelty among super geeks. Most people don’t need Internet reminders to brush their teeth.   Read More»

Technology executives with First Farmers & Merchants Bank feel confident with SDN Communications helping keep their network running. We went with SDN last year. It was really the first time we went with anyone local. It's been awesome, says Darlene Gonnerman, senior network administrator for FFM. Read More»

Alliance Communications

Despite financial uncertainties in the future level of federal support for broadband services in rural America, small telecommunications companies serving South Dakota and neighboring states continue to improve their networks for customers. Read More»

SFSDStudentTechInitiative

SDN is proud to be playing a key, behind-the-role in expanding the use of technology use in education. The Sioux Falls School District finished deploying approximately 18,000 Chromebooks to students in November through its Student Technology Initiative. Read More»