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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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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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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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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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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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Louise ISD 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 Louise, 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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