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5G in Rural Areas

Pitfalls of 5G for Rural Users

Setting the Record Straight Two topics we’ve heard plenty about over the last couple of years seem to be convergingin trending tech talk: working remotely and 5G. YK Communications wants to set therecord straight when it comes to powering your home, office (or home office!) with 5Gmobile internet technology. From security and reliability to availability and speed, let’s talkabout where…

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Local Service Providers Make Big Impacts in Small Towns

When choosing a rural broadband service provider, it is important to consider all the ways local service providers make big impacts in small towns. Our experience is in providing telecommunications services (high-speed internet, security, and voice services) to Ganado, Louise, El Campo, Danevang, and Markham, Texas, so our decades of community involvement prepare us for this topic. Hometown Customer Service…

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VP of Regulatory & Compliance Bill Rakowitz Voted onto Texas Lone Star Network Board of Directors

YK Communications of Ganado, Jackson County, Texas is proud to recognize its Vice President of Regulatory & Compliance Bill Rakowitz as being voted onto the Texas Lone Star Network (TLSN) board of directors. Board elections took place on the final day of the TLSN annual meeting of members on July 23rd, 2021 in Burnet, Texas.I’m proud to represent our rural…

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Emergency Services & Access to Rural Broadband

If we have learned anything throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been just how important those digital connections are to our way of life. Whether it was working remote or virtual classrooms, rural areas struggled or succeeded, in part, based on the availability of high-speed internet access in their area. Outside the home, another sector dealt with unprecedented workload and…

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The Young Family Foundation Awards 2021 Scholarships

The Young Family Foundation — the nonprofit organization founded by the owning family of YK Communications — proudly announces its 2021 scholarship recipients.  These six students reside in the YK Communications broadband Internet and voice service area and recently graduated from high school. Each plans to attend an accredited college or vocational school located in the state of Texas. We…

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5g replacing rural internet

Will 5G Replace Rural Internet Connections?

As the big name carriers all race to offer the first-of-its-kind 5G network, there’s a lot of buzz about the technology. Some policymakers talk as if 5G will replace rural internet. We’re here to dispel some myths and explain what this means for our customers and service areas. What is 5G? 5G is the 5th generation mobile network. Its predecessors…

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The Young Family Foundation to Donate $50,000 to El Campo Memorial Hospital

The Young Family Foundation contributed $10,000 in September 2019 in support of the expansion of El Campo Memorial Hospital (ECMH). This was the first of five disbursements toward a $50,000 commitment. The Foundation’s contribution to ECMH’s once-in-a-generation campaign will help fund the construction costs to enlarge and improve the hospital, transforming the way health care is delivered for current and…

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ECISD schools and admin building get connected via fiber optic network by YK Communications.

YK Communications Partners With El Campo ISD on Fiber Project to Benefit School, Students, and the Community

YK Communications is currently building a private fiber project for El Campo ISD to connect the following campuses: Hutchins Elementary, Myatt Elementary, Northside Elementary, El Campo High School, and the administrative offices. This project, scheduled to be completed by the end of July 2019, will allow for more bandwidth between campuses and enable El Campo ISD to upgrade their network…

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We love being a rural service provider!

What We Love About Being A Rural Service Provider in Texas

It would surprise some residents of Houston, Austin, and San Antonio that small, family-owned rural telecommunications companies like YK Communications even exist anymore. When cities are filled with billboards and radio ads touting “the big guys,” it’s easy for the hometown rural service providers on the outskirts of the metropolitan areas to be heard. That challenge mostly motivates us to…

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