SDN Blog

Colle Nash, WRCTC General Manager

Colle Nash is a business leader with a unique vantage point. As the general manager of West River Cooperative Telephone Company and Grand Electric Cooperative, he's also one of the newest members of the SDN Communications’ nine-member Board of Managers. Read More»

Bill Otis, the president and CEO of NU-Telecom, contacted other independent telecommunications companies serving southern Minnesota a few years ago to see if they would be interested in linking their networks. 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»

Mary Ehmke, KMTelecom

Kasson, Minn., the home of KMTelecom, is different than many small communities in the Upper Midwest because the town is growing. KMTelecom is one of eight partner companies in SDN Communications’ year-old expansion into southern Minnesota. 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»

Internship, Training, Mentorship, Experiences

Caitlin Uthe credits her internship at SDN Communications for helping prepare her for a full-time job in the telecommunications industry. Read More»

BEVCOMM Bill Eckles

The telecommunications business runs deep in Bill Eckles’ bloodline. He’s the fourth-generation chief executive of BEVCOMM, a well-established, family-owned telecommunications company based in Blue Earth, Minn. Read More»

Television Commercials for Rural SD Businesses

Craig Teveldal didn’t think he could afford to promote his business with TV advertising. Then he became familiar with ICAN Advertising and realized his assumption was wrong. Read More»

Randy Yeakel, Comm1 CEO

Randy Yeakel jokes that he’s been around longer than everything at Comm1’s headquarters except the concrete. Read More»

Golden West - 100 Years in telecommunications

Golden West has been a significant factor in the telecommunications business in South Dakota for a 100 eventful years, and the Wall-based company keeps preparing for the future. Read More»