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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Up-and-Comer: Network Account Executive Megan Greenfield
    Get to know Megan Greenfield, a network account executive for SDN Communications.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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:
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. SDSU awards first SDN Precision Ag scholarship
    A sophomore at SDSU has received the first SDN Communications Precision Agriculture scholarship. Get to know Justin Moberg:
  17. Up-and-Comer: Marketing specialist Hannah Boquet
    Hannah Boquet has a talent for photography, event planning and design at SDN Communications, but she's also a great hoola-hooper and rock climber. Learn more about her:
  18. Mitchell Tech College honors SDN as one of top employers for graduates
    SDN Communications has the 10th highest rate of hiring Mitchell Tech students out of 32 businesses being recognized.
  19. 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.
  20. Interns get a full-time employee experience at SDN Communications
    At SDN Communications, interns are treated just like full-time employees, and their 2023 experience is proof of it.