Alliance Communications Blog

Timberwolves coverage on Alliance Cable TV

Posted on Sunday Nov 23rd

Posted in News, Cable TV

This season, Fox Sports North decided to expand Minnesota Timberwolves basketball coverage. To pay for this expansion, they are charging cable TV and satellite providers additional fees to carry the extra games. Even though Alliance has chosen not to pay for the expanded coverage, Timberwolves’ fans will still be able to watch 50 of the 75 games scheduled to appear on Fox Sports North.

Discovery Networks demand extreme hike in programming fees

Posted on Friday Nov 21st

Posted in News, Cable TV

Alliance Communications is currently in contract negotiations with Discovery Networks, the owner of Discovery, TLC, OWN, Investigation Discovery and others. Discovery wants rural cable TV providers to pay 50%-100% more than urban providers pay for the same networks! These predatory practices directly impact your bill.

Timberwolves coverage on Alliance Cable TV

Posted on Sunday Nov 23rd

Posted in News, Cable TV

This season, Fox Sports North decided to expand Minnesota Timberwolves basketball coverage. To pay for this expansion, they are charging cable TV and satellite providers additional fees to carry the extra games. Even though Alliance has chosen not to pay for the expanded coverage, Timberwolves’ fans will still be able to watch 50 of the 75 games scheduled to appear on Fox Sports North.

Discovery Networks demand extreme hike in programming fees

Posted on Friday Nov 21st

Posted in News, Cable TV

Alliance Communications is currently in contract negotiations with Discovery Networks, the owner of Discovery, TLC, OWN, Investigation Discovery and others. Discovery wants rural cable TV providers to pay 50%-100% more than urban providers pay for the same networks! These predatory practices directly impact your bill.

Alliance email server experiences outage

Posted on Monday Nov 10th

Posted in News, Internet

Alliance’s server that stores email messages failed this past weekend. We currently are attempting to recover the messages stored on that server. Email service is back up and running, and new messages are being delivered to inboxes.

When the telephone doesn’t work

Posted on Tuesday Jul 15th

Posted in News, Telephone

In 21st century America, we have many ways to communicate: landline telephone, cell phone, email, text, Facebook, Skype, Twitter and more. With all of this technology, making a long distance telephone call should be a “given.” Unfortunately, that is not the case in much of rural America, including South Dakota. The reliability of long distance calling has slipped to something that might be expected in a developing country.