[caption id="attachment_42953" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="A new telecommunications company hopes to bring cell phones and wireless internet to tribal reservations."]A new telecommunications company hopes to bring cell phones and wireless internet to tribal reservations.[/caption]

A telecommunications company created by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has tribal officials hopeful that it will enhance education on the reservation and give the local economy a boost.

Standing Rock Telecommunications (SRT) is the first tribal-owned telecommunications company in the nation that offers cellular phone and wireless broadband service.

Beginning with an $11 million investment in 2007, it has put up...

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