Standing Rock Sioux Tribe starts up telecommunications company
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is providing cellular phone and wireless broadband service with its new telecommunications company.

Standing Rock Telecommunications serves residents on the reservation, which straddles the North Dakota-South Dakota border. About 270 people have already signed up for service.

"It's a huge challenge. But one of the reason that income levels are so low is because there is less opportunity," general manager r Miles McAllister told The Sioux Falls Argus Leader. "By us offering connections, which will enhance business opportunity, we hope those incomes will come up."

The tribe has spent $11 million on 18 service towers on the reservation.

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Tribe excited about wireless possibilities (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 8/2)