SDN Blog

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Preparing an ad and running it through Garretson-based Alliance Communications’ TV service turned out to be less expensive than one small business had expected. Running a TV ad in the Brandon region also proved effective. Read More»

Sunset of Rural SD

In her recent budget address, Gov. Kristi Noem outlined her plan to start with a $5 million investment to encourage private sector partnerships to deliver internet to every pocket of the state. So where is the digital divide in South Dakota? Read More»

Brent Christensen, Christensen Communications Company

Getting into telecommunications after working in law enforcement was a natural move for Brent Christensen, vice president and chief operating officer of Christensen Communications Company in Madelia, Minn. Read More»

Steer at sale barn

Internet-based transactions drive half the U.S. economy, according to a study conducted for the Foundation for Rural Service, and cyber contributions to the gross domestic product are growing. Read More»

Map of new SDN Communications members in the St. James and Worthington areas

SDN Communications has added two broadband partners to its Minnesota network, which will improve business broadband reach into two counties of that state – Nobles and Watonwan. Read More»

Crews Drill Fiber in for Santel's FiberMaxx Project

Santel Communications of Woonsocket is finishing work on the first phase of a $24 million network upgrade. The project is bringing world-class fiber connectivity to its customers. Read More»

Brookings Small Cells

Students and employees at South Dakota State University are among the places in South Dakota enjoying improved mobile phone coverage this new school year. Read More»

Valley FiberCom

Residents and businesses in the growing community of Volga, S.D., are getting a new option for high-speed, high-quality telecommunications services, including internet, telephone, digital TV, and business networking. Read More»

SDTA SD Broadband Report

Until now, telecommunications companies that serve rural South Dakota have had trouble documenting their beliefs that rural residents of the state generally enjoy better broadband services than their peers across the United States. Read More»

Rod Bowar, SD Hall of Fame Inductee

Rod Bowar has perhaps the most unique career path in South Dakota telecommunications. Rod has taken his entrepreneurial spirit and created numerous business divisions for Kennebec Telephone Company Inc. as the major owner of (KTCI). Read More»