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  1. How SDN Communications' employee benefits stand out from the pack
    At SDN Communications, generous benefits have always been a significant part of attracting and retaining employees. Take a closer look at what the company offers.
  2. SDN technician sees Mitchell Tech education as investment that’s hard to beat
    Mitchell Tech University helped SDN voice service technician forge his path in telecommunications and technology industries. Here's how:
  3. Here's how SDN's latest business internet ad is based on a true story
    Text at the beginning of each SDN commercial says “based on a true story.” And that’s not tongue in cheek. The ads feature real examples of how SDN has stepped up when one of its customers was in a bind. 
  4. SDN Communications high school internship paved way for tech talent in Sioux Falls
    A high school intern at SDN Communications has gone on to big things since he learned about telecommunications from SDN's team of experts.
  5. Five things about SDN: Legislators learn about telecommunications industry
    Long-distance telephone services were the entire revenue stream for SDN Communications when it was founded in 1989. Needless to say, things have changed since then. South Dakota legislators learned how it's changed and what's next during a luncheon hosted by SDN in December.
  6. From fiber expansion to employee profiles, 2023 blogs had a lot to offer
    From the people and communities that make our company shine to the technology that makes it all happen, here’s a look at the top 10 most-read SDN Communications blogs in 2023.
  7. Santel bringing high-speed internet to rural Yankton, Vermillion
    About 900 locations are set to receive fiber internet coverage in the rural Yankton and Vermillion areas thanks to Santel Communications and a grant from ConnectSD.
  8. From Bark to Better: How SDN Communications calmed its canine critics
    After receiving messages that one of our commercials was freaking out some dogs, we sniffed out a solution.
  9. The Big Game puts a huge demand on internet providers. Here's how SDN prepares.
    What puts the most demand on SDN Communications' network every year? It's the NFL, and more Thursday Night Football games and YouTube's acquiring of the Sunday Ticket package increased demand leading up to the Big Game.
  10. SDN employees show creative side with photography contest
    The staff at SDN Communications are pretty good photographers. See some of their photos from their travels around the country and the world.
  11. Fiber internet allows remote worker to pursue dream of farming
    He’s a contract engineer who dreamed of a dual role helping run his family farm. Santel Communications' fiber internet helped it became possible.
  12. Up-and-Comer: Network Account Executive Megan Greenfield
    Get to know Megan Greenfield, a network account executive for SDN Communications.
  13. SDN employees give back to area youth through Junior Achievement
    Each year, a dozen employees from SDN Communications share their time and talents with students in the Sioux Falls School District through the Junior Achievement program.
  14. Gift ideas for the tech lover in your life
    Getting gifts for the tech lover in your life can be difficult. That's why we made a list of a few gift ideas you can either ask for or give.
  15. SDN Communications helps teachers bring innovation to the classroom
    To help teachers in the Sioux Falls School District, SDN Communications donates annually to the Sioux Falls Public Schools Education Foundation’s Public School Proud Grant program.
  16. Russ Lampy retiring after decades of working on state network — and herding cats
    Russ Lampy has worked as a sales engineer and "professional cat herder" for SDN Communications for 19 years. After decades in the telecommunication industry, he has announced his retirement.
  17. High-speed connectivity gives rural pumpkin patch a boost
    Fun and fall came with frustrations at the Big Stone Pumpkin Patch near Milbank as unreliable internet meant for delayed transactions. That all changed when ITC installed fiber to the business and home as part of ConnectSD grants.
  18. SDN anthem video taps into light to showcase potential of network
    SDN Communications partnered with Fresh Produce to tell its story — its anthem — by traveling across the state and finding the light that powers the network.
  19. Dakota State CybHER camp trains next generation of cyber experts, leaders
    The Dakota State University CybHER Camp is the largest girls-only residential camp of its kind in the country. Here's how one camper's experience went:
  20. Veteran sales engineer stays on top of tech changes at SDN
    Gary Fischer brings almost four decades of experience in the computer and telecommunications industries to SDN Communications. He is adept at making the complicated simple for SDN customers.