ReadiTech Expands Fiber Broadband Service to Casselton

ReadiTech, a DRN Company, announced it will begin the construction process to deploy its fiber-optic service bringing lightning-fast and reliable broadband to Casselton, N.D. in July 2020.

According to Kent Schimke, DRN ReadiTech CEO/general manager, the fiber upgrade offers Casselton residents with Internet speeds up to 1GB and by this fall up to 10 GB, as well as, phone service.  “I am ex…


May 2020 COVID-19 Update

An Update to our Members and Clients - 

As we continue to move forward during the COVID19 pandemic, DRN and ReadiTech remain deeply committed to serving you, our valued members, and clients. 

In North Dakota, our lives were turned upside down on March 16th when Governor Burgum closed educational facilities and then on March 20th initiated business closures in conjunction with a recommendation…


COVID-19 Update for April: We continue to be here for you.

Dear valued DRN members,

 We wanted to provide an update on our response to the challenging situation our communities and country faces due to the COVID-19.

We continue to be here for you.

We want to assure you that telecommunications services are considered essential businesses. Our team continues to serve our communities with the services you need. To do our part to slow the spread of t…


DRN Offers Free Internet and Telephone Service During COVID-19 Pandemic and Weak Farm Economy

An update to an earlier news release. 

As social distancing and remote work are a necessity during the COVID-19 pandemic, DRN is responding to support its rural cooperative territory with free Internet and phone service in April. DRN serves an area already hard hit by the recent struggling farm economy.

In addition to a free month of Internet and telephone service for cooperative members, D…


DRN ReadiTech Ensures Connectivity During Coronavirus Pandemic

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on American society, DRN ReadiTech is participating in the Federal Communication’s Commission to Keep Americans Connected Pledge so customers do not lose broadband or telephone service during the coronavirus outbreak. Over the next 60 days, DRN ReadiTech will not disconnect phone or broadband service to any residential or small business customers bec…


DRN Credits Members a Free Month of Service

DRN Board of Directors has approved a free month of service for all cooperative members who subscribe to Internet and/or landline phone service.  Members will notice a credit on their April 2020 statements.

There are seven pillars that lay the foundation for a cooperative.  One of the pillars is a Concern for the Community.  DRN’s service territory is very rural and our membership relies on the…


Coronavirus Update to Members

Dear DRN members and clients,


In these times of uncertainty, we want you to know the safety and health of our members, clients, employees, and guests are always a top priority.  Like most businesses, DRN is monitoring and preparing for a potential COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak in North Dakota.  


We recognize the potential impact and uncertainty COVID-19 is creating in our country an…


DRN ReadiTech HR Manager Sonja Bommersbach Shares Tips for Career Success

As DRN ReadiTech’s HR manager, I work with a variety of people every day and enjoy the diversity of our team-from accountants handling the financial aspects of the company to network analysts overseeing the technical networks. Our company has grown from a small telephone cooperative founded in 1950 to provide state-of-the-art fiber-optic service and other innovative IT products and services to ou…


Earn Money for College – Apply for a DRN ReadiTech Scholarship

Senior year of high school. The times are exciting, and the future is bright…but then you start thinking about your plans after you graduate. Will you go to college? What will you major in? How will you pay for it?  According to , the average annual in-state college tuition in North Dakota was $6,503 for the 2018-2019 academic year.  Those rates seem to continue to rise. Don’t …


Vacation Rates at DRN ReadiTech

Hello, I am Bobbi Jo Kronberg and am a customer service representative at DRN ReadiTech. 

Do you like to go south for the winter or somewhere it isn’t so cold, and where they don’t get 31 inches of snow in just 1 month? If you do, did you know that you can put your services on what we call “vacation” mode? If you are on vacation and enjoying the warm weather, you shouldn’t have to worry about p…


DRN ReadiTech and Other North Dakota Broadband Providers are Leading the Way in Bridging the Digital Divide

Today there are nearly 4.5 billion people on the Internet. For most of us, the Internet is not a luxury, but a necessity to work and live. We are more connected than ever before with surveillance cameras, interactive websites, business, and home automation and more.

According to Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, the digital divide affects people in many rural communit…


New Computer Purchases: Don’t Hesitate to Call Before You Buy

Hello, my name is Samuel and I am a Technical Support Analyst at DRN ReadiTech.

When it comes to buying new computers, we’re always happy to help you find the right device for the right reasons. That can mean finding a computer that has the exact hardware for a specific purpose, whether that be video editing, gaming, storing photos, keeping a music collection, or whatever else you might need. F…


TV Negotiations and Rising TV Fees

As a TV provider, we are subject to annual programming fee increases from programmers and network channel owners. Because of these programming fee increases, we must adjust our . We protect our customers by working with a national cooperative of TV providers negotiating fees and programming on our customers' behalf.

Our TV price increases are due to rising fees charged by large media …


It won't happen to me...

“It won’t happen to me.  I have a first-rate computer.  Things like that happen to other people, not me.  But it did happen to me.  My desktop crashed.  The disks of the hard drive fell together, rendering it useless.  The worst possible case that could happen to me.  A moment of panic overcame me, NO!  My digital pictures from the last fifteen years, too many years of tax records, my Christmas c…