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…

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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 …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 …

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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…

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Why is upgrading to Windows 10 a must?

We understand that many users love their Windows 7 because they are simply comfortable with the use and don’t see the need to make the change.  That’s a natural reaction when users hear the words “software upgrade”.  So why is upgrading to Windows 10 a must?

The startup speed of Windows 10 is one of the best benefits experienced by making the move.  I have never heard a computer user wish that …

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Let's Celebrate Co-Op Month!

It’s National Cooperative Month and time to celebrate!  The 2019 theme, “Co-ops: By the Community, For the Community,” fits well with recent cooperative data, stating that there are more than 40,000 cooperative businesses in the United States with 350 million members (many people belong to more than one co-op). These cooperatives generate $514 billion in revenue and more than $25 billion in wag…

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Another strong and successful year for DRN

Thursday, October 17th was Dickey Rural Telephone Cooperative’s 69th Annual Meeting held at the Ellendale Public School.  The festivities started at 4:30 pm the supper and musical talent provided and followed with the annual meeting at 6:00 pm.  It’s a great night where we thank our members and update them on the status of the cooperative.  For anyone that came, I’d like to thank you for your…

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DRN ReadiTech Named One of the Best Places to Work

DRN ReadiTech was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in the northern plains by Prairie Business.

Earlier this year, employees nominated the organizations by submitting anonymous employee-satisfaction surveys, and Prairie Business used the survey results in selecting the 50 Best.

The survey sought input on each employer’s benefits, workplace culture, and employee morale, among ot…

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What is new with Wi-Fi 6?

As everyone knows, technology is always changing. Whether you’re at your home or in the office, there are more network connected devices every year. With the change in how many devices connect to your network, a new Wi-Fi standard is slowly rolling out. IEEE 802.11ax or Wi-Fi 6 is already available on few network devices and connected devices. It was created by the Institute of Electrical and Ele…

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Apples to Apples

sparked a lot of talk about the new products and software that will be available very soon. iPhone 11, 11Pro, Pro Max, iPad, and a new Apple watch. Plus, new software and apps like Apple TV and Apple Arcade. This all sounds great, but let’s be real. Is there really a difference between what you have already, and the new things Apple just put out? The answer to that question…

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"My Computer is so slow"

“My computer is so slow.” This has to be the biggest complaint about computers or handheld devices like smart phones. Some devices can last years before they can no longer keep up with the pace. Other devices sprint to the finish line and only last a couple weeks or months before they’re barely crawling. Workload for every device varies so much it makes it hard to pinpoint an exact cause of the p…

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