History of Innovation
YK Communications is a forward-thinking provider of advanced communications technologies with a long history of innovation. Our company’s current achievements are the result of growth first began in another era under another name.
1948: Our History Begins With Ganado Telephone Company Established in 1948, Ganado Telephone Company was a rural Incumbent Local Exchange (ILEC) Service Provider that supplied voice and data communications services to South Texas businesses and residents of Ganado, Louise (including Hillje), and Markham (including Buckeye and Clemville).
Ganado Telephone Company was always on the cutting edge of communications services and fully embraced changes in technology. For example, it was among the first service providers in Texas to establish “Direct Dial” service, “Digital Switching,” and “Improved Mobile Telephone Service.”
1995: YK Communications Added as a Wholly Owned Subsidiary After partnering with GTE Mobilnet in 1988 to bring cellular telephone service to the area and then teaming with Hughes Communications in 1994 to develop DIRECTV, it became necessary to develop a new business unit to pursue and enhance these new communications technologies. YK Communications was established in 1995 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ganado Telephone Company to market and support our non-regulated business activities.
2014: Two Companies Unite Under One Name – YK Communications Effective September 1, 2014, Ganado Telephone Company began “Doing Business As” YK Communications.This name change was done to consolidate all services offered by our two companies under a single name to streamline marketing materials and create less confusion for customers. In addition, YK Communications more accurately describes the expanding scope of products and services we offer to our customers, which include:
- Local Telephone Services
- Business Telephone Systems/Unified Communications Solutions
- Data Communications Services
- Fiber Optic Transport Services
- DIRECTV Satellite Entertainment Programming and Services
- Broadband Internet Services
- Exede Satellite Internet Services
- Accelerated Networking Services
- Web and Email Hosting Services
- Internet Security Services
- Residential and Commercial Security Systems
As technology keeps evolving in the future, YK Communications will continue our spirit of innovation as well as our dedication to helping people connect.
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