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SDN Reaches Watertown with Construction for Broadband Stimulus

Posted on Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Blog written by SDN Communications

SDN Communications kicked off its Watertown fiber optic construction on Monday, September 20th. Watertown is the third community to see construction begin on Project Connect South Dakota.

It's just one of 75 communities that will benefit from SDN's $25 million statewide project that will bring increased broadband access to 305 hospitals, schools, government facilities and public safety offices.

SDN marked the occasion at the South Dakota State Offices in Watertown.  Watertown Mayor Gary Williams and Regional Manager for the Department of Social Services Sandra Albertsen praised SDN for its application saying the project will improve the lives of South Dakotans. 

"This can be a key economic development tool for Watertown," Mayor Williams said. "When a business is looking to locate in our community, one of the first things they ask is - ‘What kind of broadband service is available?'" 

Albertsen said: "These bigger, better, faster broadband pipes will allow employees to get more done in their days and better serve our customers - the taxpayers of South Dakota."