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Happy 4th of July from Alliance Communications

Posted on Monday Jul 1st

Posted in News

Alliance Communications wishes you a fun and safe July 4th holiday. It’s a wonderful time to celebrate the many blessings, freedoms, and opportunities we enjoy in the United States. In observance of the July 4th holiday, our offices will be closed on Thursday, July 4. For assistance, dial 611 from any phone with Alliance service or call (605) 582-6311 from your cell phone. To make a payment, use the drop box outside of our offices in Baltic, Brandon or Garretson, or click on our website’s payment tab.

Alliance transitioning to new equipment for offering faster Internet speeds

Posted on Tuesday Jun 25th

Posted in News, Internet

Alliance currently is transitioning customers to new central office equipment that will give you faster Internet speeds later this year.

However, during this equipment transition, some customers may experience temporary freezing or buffering. High bandwidth users, such as telecommuters and gamers, may notice these issues the most.

Our upgrade will continue thru July, and we are working to minimize services issues as much as possible during this time. Typical troubleshooting tasks like rebooting your router and replacing equipment at your home or business won’t correct this particular issue.

We’re excited to offer customers faster Internet speeds, but we apologize for the inconvenience you may experience during our equipment transition. We appreciate your patience over the next few weeks.

Alliance closes digital divide for residents north of Sherman

Posted on Tuesday May 28th

Posted in News, Internet

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.

“Connecting homes and businesses directly to a 100 percent fiber-optic network gives users the fastest and most reliable Internet connection available anywhere,” said Ross Petrick, general manager for Alliance Communications.

The project will bring reliable broadband to homes, farms and businesses and create new telecommuting opportunities to locations in northeastern Minnehaha County and southeastern Moody County along SD Highway 11. Network construction to approximately 65 homes and two businesses will begin this spring and will be completed late Fall 2019.

Honor and reflect on Memorial Day

Posted on Friday May 24th

Posted in News

On Memorial Day, we stop to remember loved ones we have lost, especially those who died while defending our nation. The management and employees of Alliance Communications encourage you to pay tribute to these fallen soldiers and reflect on their profound contributions to our nation.

In observance of Memorial Day, our offices will be closed from Saturday, May 25, through Monday, May 27. For assistance, dial 611 from any phone with Alliance service or call 605-582-6311 from your cell phone. To make a payment, use the drop box outside of our offices in Baltic, Brandon or Garretson, or click on our website’s payment tab.

Annual Meeting to be held on Saturday, June 8

Posted on Monday May 20th

Posted in News, Telephone

Alliance Communications cooperative members are invited to the 63nd Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 8, at the Brandon Valley High School.* Traditionally, the meeting has been held in April; however, the Easter holiday presented scheduling conflicts this year. Alliance still dispersed capital credits during its regular April timeframe.

Alliance office to close Friday, May 17, from 10am to 1:30pm

Posted on Wednesday May 15th

Posted in News

Alliance’s office will close on Friday, May 17, at 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. so employees can attend the funeral of Ryan Larson, who was an Alliance technician for the past 18 years.

Ryan was one of the technicians who covered our Baltic and Crooks communities. He was a great employee with a kind heart. He always had a smile on his face and was willing to pitch in whenever needed.

We deeply miss Ryan, and our office is very quiet without his cheerful presence.

If you need assistance while our office is closed, call 582-6311. To make a payment, use the drop box or click on the payment tab on our homepage. Thank you for your understanding.

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