Data Protection

My name is Brandon Huber and I’m a Network Assistant at ReadiTech.  As the newest member of the team I wanted to start with a brief introduction.  I grew up not far from where I live now in Edgeley, ND.  After high school I studied Criminal Justice as NDSU and joined the military after 9/11.  My experience in the Army has gone a long way to shape the person that I am today.  At the end of enlistm…


Are you cyber safe vigilant?

At the end of October, I attended a cyber security conference in Dallas, TX which brought together a national audience of telecommunications providers.  The purpose of the conference was to share ideas and collaborate with each other about how cyber security topics affect the telecommunications industry and to learn how to prepare to face associated cyber security threats being committed on netwo…


Going south for the winter?

Are you going South for the Winter? Maybe an extended vacation? Wondering what to do with your telecommunications services?

It is as easy as calling the DRN office and speaking with one of our customer service reps.  They will be able to place your service on vacation for up to six months. A…


Leaving Windows 7 Behind

If you love your Windows 7 computer and have been putting off taking the leap to Windows 10, you’re not alone.  According to the website Windows 7 still has a 40.9% share of all desktop computers, while Windows 10 only has a 37.4% share.  Windows 10 was released about 3 years ago and while it has been steadily making gains, some people have been reluctant to let go of Window…


Streaming OTT Video

Do you stream OTT Video? Are you asking yourself what is OTT video?  Look no further. My name is Michelle Schroeder, marketing specialist at DRN and ReadiTech and I will try to answer these questions for you.

So, what is OTT?

OTT stands for over-the-top. This term refers to the delivery of movies or TV content via the Internet. This content does not require a traditional subscription to cable…


Virtual Reality

I was first introduced to Virtual Reality (VR) about 2 years ago when my family and I took a trip to Minneapolis and spent a day at the Mall of America. My wife and daughter, who was 6 at the time, went shopping while my 5-year-old son and I wandered off to entertain ourselves. We made our way to the Microsoft store where my son immediately sat down at a gaming PC with Minecraft and three 24-inch…


Too Good to be True?

We’ve all seen the ads that advertise a product or service that seems way too good to be true.  And most of the time that is exactly the case.  Why I am I bringing this up now?  There is a big push by certain satellite providers to provide Internet service around our part of the country.  The offers sound amazing, but make sure you are doing your research and reading the fine print before you dec…


Why do you want to work for us

We are hiring - Join the DRN/ReadiTech Team!

You might have noticed a few different job openings posted on our websites, social media platforms, newspapers and other outlets.  We are excited to add new talent to our team!  You might also have been asked, “Why do you want to work for us” or something similar in an interview.  I’m going to give you some answers to that question specific…


Call 811 Before you Dig

In previous blogs , . I am going to write about fiber optics but not about how it works or what advantages fiber optics brings to DRNs members, but how to protect the fiber optics that are in fact the largest asset to DRN and its members.

The fall season is upon us and most have wrapped up or are getting close to wra…


Road Time Thoughts

As I had a long drive home tonight I was trying to decide what cool technology news I should write my blog on.  My mind kept on wondering to something I have been thinking about for the last couple months.  How does DRN/ReadiTech differentiate and separate ourselves from all of our competitors?  I do believe competition is a good thing and it makes everybody better, and in my competitive spirit I…


Virtualize Your World

Virtualization?  What is it? Why use it?  These are good questions to ask yourself and your business.  I am not talking about a virtual person or Bitmoji, but servers, desktops, switching and more. 

While many people think of this as a new technology.  Virtulization got its’ start with large mainframes decades ago, to avoid wasting expensive processing power, it really caught hold in the early …


Back 2 School

The day some dread, others look forward to as soon as the school supplies hit the retail store shelves.  Yes, it is Back to School time.  Time to discover.  Time to Learn.  Time to purchase notebooks, pencils, calculators, and more. Time to watch the next generation develop those life-long learning skills. One of those skills is learning how to conduct research.

The Internet has made research e…


Vu-It Anywhere

Hello!  This is Tim Steinwand, Customer Experience Specialist here at DRN.   As time goes on, it seems like we all are getting busier and busier, and there are not enough hours in the day.  It also seems like we are constantly on the go.  Well, I want to tell you about an offering that DRN has that will save you some time and make your video viewing experience more enjoyable, even when you are aw…


Social Engineering: Gone Phishing

In recent years we have seen more and more conflict on the cyber battlefield.  As more attacks and breaches occur, more and more resources go into defensive actions.  Firewalls, strong passwords, and updating software are essential to securing the home front.  However, when considering cyber defense, you must not forget that the most commonly exploited component is the human.  This exploit is com…


Inside the Business World

My name is Alyssa Nishek. I would like to tell you about my experience as the Marketing Intern at DRN for the summer; everything only an insider would know. Before I inform you on the details of my internship, I first need to tell you a bit about myself.

I graduated from Ellendale High School this year. I plan on attending NDSU in the Fall to pursue degrees in both Communications and Criminal J…