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  1. Alliance Communications cooperative gives customer-owners $8 million in capital credits checks
    This capital credits retirement from Alliance comes at a very crucial time for a lot of their customers—business owners and residents in rural communities in the region.
  2. Alliance serves growing Brandon community from new office complex
    The Garretson-based cooperative recently opened a new customer service center in Brandon, which is the biggest community the company serves.
  3. Grants helping fill gaps in broadband access in rural S.D.
    Filling a gap in broadband coverage near the state capital of South Dakota might carry symbolic value. However, the real winners in an infrastructure build-out made possible by a state grant will be hundreds of people who live or work in a rural area north and east of Pierre.
  4. Check out telecom display next time you’re in Chamberlain area
    The history of the telecommunications industry in South Dakota is currently one of the featured exhibits in the South Dakota Hall of Fame in Chamberlain.
  5. Achievements and future of co-ops are worth celebrating
    The locally focused, grass-roots nature of co-ops is celebrated throughout October, which is National Co-op Month in the United States. The theme is “Co-ops: By the Community, For the Community.” Twelve of the 17 telecommunications companies in South Dakota that own SDN Communications are cooperatives.
  6. New Board president expects need for services to keep growing
    Denny Law, the new president of the SDN Communications Board of Managers, expects challenges and opportunities in the telecom industry to keep unfolding rapidly in the future.
  7. Board guides successful, 30-year evolution of SDN
    Three decades of expanding services and market area have altered SDN Communications in a number of fundamental and obvious ways. One interesting, secondary change has been in how competitors perceive the successful company.
  8. State grant to help CRSTTA deliver fiber to the home in Timber Lake
    The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Telephone Authority was awarded a Connect South Dakota Grant under a plan to bring fiber-optic broadband internet to people in Timber Lake.
  9. Alliance Communications closes digital divide for residents north of Sherman
    Alliance Communications, based in Garretson, S.D., received a grant from the State of South Dakota to bring fiber-optic broadband Internet to an underserved area north of Sherman, S.D.
  10. Noem Announces Connect South Dakota Grant Awards
    Connect South Dakota, the state program designed to fund broadband projects in unserved and underserved areas across the state, recently awarded $5 million to its first grant recipients.
  11. World-class internet connectivity coming to homes and businesses in Beresford
    The Beresford Municipal Telephone Company will invest about $5 million to significantly upgrade connectivity for internet and phone services.
  12. UPTIME is on its way; Wi-Fi trailer delivers connectivity to local events
    SDN Communications’ new Wi-Fi Trailer was a popular attraction at community gatherings around South Dakota during its first event season. The trailer is expected to be in even greater demand in 2019.
  13. Lismore Coop Telephone takes another step into the future
    For a small business, the Lismore Coop Telephone Company delivers big. The 112-year-old Minnesota company upgraded all of its copper telephone lines to fiber nearly a decade ago and has probided wireless services for nearly 30 years.
  14. One South Dakota reservation is wired like none other
    Think tribal territories don’t have technology? Think again. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority in Eagle Butte stands out, not only locally but nationally.
  15. Local ISPs delivering alternate solutions where out-of-state providers won’t
    As the state of South Dakota looks to connect all citizens, it should embrace all forms of connectivity, but do so realizing wireless technologies are a temporary fix.
  16. ICAN helps businesses across rural S.D. effectively use TV ads
    Preparing an ad and running it through Garretson-based Alliance Communications’ TV service turned out to be less expensive than one small business had expected. Running a TV ad in the Brandon region also proved effective.
  17. 7 Numbers to Know about SD’s Digital Divide and Gov. Noem’s $5 Million Kickstart
    In her recent budget address, Gov. Kristi Noem outlined her plan to start with a $5 million investment to encourage private sector partnerships to deliver internet to every pocket of the state. So where is the digital divide in South Dakota?
  18. Christensen Communications has strong history of local service
    Getting into telecommunications after working in law enforcement was a natural move for Brent Christensen, vice president and chief operating officer of Christensen Communications Company in Madelia, Minn.
  19. Good internet helps rural America build stronger U.S. economy
    Internet-based transactions drive half the U.S. economy, according to a study conducted for the Foundation for Rural Service, and cyber contributions to the gross domestic product are growing.
  20. Fiber footprint expands for Minnesota businesses through partnership between SDN, two networks
    SDN Communications has added two broadband partners to its Minnesota network, which will improve business broadband reach into two counties of that state – Nobles and Watonwan.