SDN Blog

Mark Benton, Midstate Communications

Community service is encouraged by example rather than by mandate at Midstate Communications in Kimball, S.D. Read More»

US Senate Commerce Committee Field Hearing

In a 2014 report, the U.S. intelligence community listed cyberattacks as the top risk to the nation’s security. Cyber risks were ranked as an even greater threat than terrorism or transnational organized crime. Read More»

Mark Shlanta, SDN Communications CEO

SDN Communications CEO Mark Shlanta will testify to that as an invited guest of the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee field hearing Sept. 3 at Dakota State University in Madison. Read More»

Burstable Internet by SDN Communications

In recent months, Burstable Internet has moved from the back shelf to the front line of high-tech services that SDN Communications offers. Read More»

JIBO

These are exciting times for gadget geeks. All sorts of new gizmos are entering the market. One that’s been getting quite a bit of attention is the JIBO, which is being promoted as a social robot for home use. It’s a connected device about the size of a coffee pot with a swiveling top that makes it capable of following action and taking photos and videos. Read More»

Student connectivity; E-Rate Funding

The growing importance of the Internet to education steadily has increased the need for bandwidth at schools and libraries. Making sure that students can tap into the bandwidth is a more recent challenge. Read More»

Mobile Devices

You know the feeling. You’re at a crowded venue trying to text a friend, send a photo or simply pull up a web page. All you get is the eternal spinning wheel. Nothing goes through. Even with an unlimited data package, if the data network is maxed out by users, no one connects. Read More»

Email and the Internet are the most important communications and informational tools used by people who work online. The steadily increasing use of digital technology underscores the importance of keeping Internet systems up and running, which is a specialty of SDN Communications. Read More»

Netflix - Over-The-Top video

Revolution is too strong a description, but providers’ content-delivery methods and consumers’ video-viewing habits certainly are changing. Increasingly, viewers have the flexibility to watch what they want, when they want and how they want. Read More»

The Sioux Falls School District will begin the third year of its Student Technology Initiative in September with more broadband power than ever. Education officials determined last school year that middle schools, in particular, needed more Internet connection speed, and they will get it. Read More»