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  1. Diverse fiber paths crucial to keep the UPTIME flowing
    Thanks to SDN Communications' advanced route planning, internet users likely wouldn't even notice a cut fiber line.
  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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Addition of Hurricane Electric makes SDN's Data Center 'most connected' in region
    One of the biggest providers of the internet in the world has a presence in the SDN Data Center.
  9. Sign language interpreter finds freedom to work in small town thanks to world-class internet
    “Chamberlain has fiber network. I couldn’t even get fiber in Austin, Texas, where we lived before.” The reliable internet of SDN Communications member company Midstate Communications allows Ezra Moore to work remotely as a sign language interpreter.
  10. How member company grants will expand fiber internet to rural areas
    Areas in southeast South Dakota, the Black Hills and rural Stanley County are some of the latest beneficiaries of funding that will be used to improve fiber connectivity to underserved areas in the state.
  11. SDN Communications Board of Managers elects executive team, new member
    The SDN Communications Board of Managers elected its leadership and added a new member at a pair of recent meetings.
  12. SDN helps send youth to Washington, D.C., through FRS
    The Foundation for Rural Service sends youth to nation's capital every year to learn more about country's history and telecommunications industry.
  13. New Venture Communications CEO has a love of leadership and a passion for rodeo
    Fay Jandreau was drawn to the telecommunications industry because of the technology. But when he's not working for Venture Communications as the new CEO, you might find him at the rodeo.
  14. Supply chain shortages drive demand for nimble, creative solutions at SDN
    When supply chain issues threatened to delay a project for a company he was working with, SDN Communications Senior Account Executive Jon Clayborne dug deep and found a temporary fix.
  15. Company culture and support helps Hope Vande Kop continue to excel
    Hope Vande Kop has been with SDN Communications for more than 20 years but she’s far from doing the same thing every day. She enjoys opportunities to learn new things and gain new skills. And she gets that at SDN.
  16. Venture general manager, a true leader, retires
    When Randy Houdek retired as CEO and general manager of Venture Communications Cooperative at the end of November - after 33 years with the company - the state lost a respected leader with deep influence in the telecommunications industry.
  17. Severe weather reminds businesses to practice response plans
    When disaster strikes, communication is everything. If emergency responders and healthcare facilities can’t communicate, lives are at risk. If companies can’t communicate with customers, business is threatened. The list goes on.
  18. More than an intern, at SDN, I was a valued member of the team
    As a student studying at South Dakota State University, we were bombarded with encouragement to attend job/internship fairs the day we stepped on campus. I never understood why I should attend as a freshman who barely has his life together, until now.
  19. Reaping what he sowed: Mark Shlanta’s name lives on at new Technology Park
    Mark knew little to nothing about farming, but when he spearheaded the company’s effort to buy a farmstead just northwest of Sioux Falls and transform it into a data center and future technology park, he got involved in every detail of the acreage.
  20. Former long-time SDN Board President Bryan Roth loses fight with cancer
    Long-time SDN Board President Bryan Roth died on Labor Day after battling cancer for years. As the general manager of TrioTel Communications in Salem, he served on the SDN board for 19 years and helped shepherd the company’s remarkable growth.