SDN Blog

Connecting Rural Communities

Approximately 34 million Americans lack broadband access, and 23.4 million of them live in rural areas, according to Microsoft’s proposal to connect more rural residents to the benefits of high-speed internet. Read More»

Small Cell on Small Cell Pole

People in Brookings, including students, staff and visitors at South Dakota State University, can look forward to improved telecommunications in 2018. Read More»

SD Municipal League Panel on 5G technology

People living in cities expect broadband to be delivered as efficiently as water, says Sioux Falls Public Works Director Mark Cotter. Read More»

5G & Small Cell Technology

Implementing 5G, as well as improving current wireless communications, will require better tower coverage, especially in high-use areas. That’s where the deployment of small cell technology comes into play. Read More»

New SDN Customer Portal

SDN officially launched a new and improved portal on its website for businesses and member companies. It’s a secure, self-service path to a repository of private information about the services SDN provides to companies. Read More»

5G Cell phone coverage

More so than many industries, the history of telecommunications has been filled with game-changing developments. Consider all that’s happened in just the last couple of generations. The next is on the way: the fifth generation wireless technology commonly referred to as 5G. Read More»

MN Broadband Taskforce with Ryan Dutton

Minnesota has taken an aggressive grant approach in funding hard-to-reach rural areas for broadband connectivity, and it hasn’t been afraid to reach across state lines for providers to improve Internet access. Read More»

Dual ASNs - Broadband connectivity

For some businesses, a temporary stop in Internet service might not be a big deal. However, for others maintaining a good Internet connectivity might be extremely important. Businesses in the Sioux Falls region can reduce the likelihood of losing connectivity by having two, separately based and maintained connections to the Internet. Read More»

SDN's southern Minnesota network expansion

The expanded SDN network can tie deals together with a minimum of nonaffiliated facilities in the southern Minnesota market, which reduces possible points of failure in network transmissions. Read More»

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»