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YK Communications receives Best Philanthropy award

Local Service Provider Receives Philanthropy Award

YK Communications of Ganado, Texas is honored to receive the Philanthropy Award for 2022 at The CrowdFiber Open. The annual networking and training conference was held in September in Lake Lanier Island, GA. Attendees from across the country joined the conference and participated in training and networking with others in the telecommunications field. CrowdFiber is web-based software designed to identify…

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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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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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YK Communications reflects on Hurricane Harvey 2017

‘Most resilient and storm-resistant network:’ YK Communications reflects on experience of Harvey

As hurricane season is upon us, we sat down with YK Communications (YKC) General Manager Bill Rakowitz to reflect on the team’s experience during Hurricane Harvey in 2017: “Hurricane season is always an anxious time for a communications provider. Ten years ago, our priority was to do everything possible to keep telephone voice services operational as long as possible during…

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rural telecommunications provider presents check to local hospital

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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Markham Volunteer Fire Department Receives Young Family Foundation Grant

Each year, the Young Family Foundation accepts grant applications from throughout the YK Communications service area and carefully selects recipients for community grants. The Young Family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2018 recipients, including those from Markham, TX: Over the past 50 years, YK Communications has been locally owned and operated by the Young family in Ganado, Texas. In…

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