SDN Blog

United Way Heart Club Lunch Box Challenge

SDN Communications won bragging rights and lunch for more than 100 of staff members by signing up more Heart Club members for the Sioux Empire United Way than SONIFI Solutions. Read More»

SDN Communications Celebrates 25 Years

The creation of the South Dakota Network 25 years ago marked the start of the company that does business today as SDN Communications. SDN has become the premier, regional provider of broadband connectivity and related technology services for businesses. Read More»

Gary Fischer, SDN Communications

Gary Fischer is in the prime of his high-tech career. But he remembers when 70-megabyte hard drives were about the size of a coffee table and hauling them around was a two-person job. Now, portable hard drives with thousands of times more storage capacity are about the size and weight of a cellphone. Read More»

Sioux Falls Economic Development

The sixth phase of Forward Sioux Falls has passed the halfway point of its five-year run, so community business leaders have started preparing for the next phase of the highly successful economic development program. The current phase of FSF is scheduled to last until March 31, 2016. 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»

Mark Shlanta and his family are well known in Scouting circles. Shlanta, chief executive officer of SDN Communications, is the scoutmaster of Troop 48 in Sioux Falls. He also serves as a volunteer on the Board of the Sioux Council of Boy Scouts of America, which serves the eastern two-thirds of South Dakota as well as parts of southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. 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»

SDN Goes Red For Women

Think red: SDN happy to assist American Heart Association Read More»