Bridging the Digital Divide: Why Rural Broadband Advocacy Matters

As a rural telecommunications provider, YK Communications understands the importance of not just providing high-speed fiber internet, voice services, and security services to its residential and commercial customers but also being an active member of the community and an advocate for rural broadband.YK Communications believes that every community deserves equal access to the digital world. […]

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 […]

Emergency Services & Access to Rural Broadband

Emergency Service Providers tend to a man in an ambulance

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 […]

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 […]

Will 5G Replace Rural Internet Connections?

5g replacing rural internet

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 […]

What We Love About Being A Rural Service Provider in Texas

We love being a rural service provider!

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 […]