In 1951, it was decided in a Verendrye Electric Cooperative board meeting that there was a need for telephone service in rural north central North Dakota. As a result, establishing a telecommunications cooperative in Minot was the solution. Since then, SRT has become the largest telecommunications cooperative in North Dakota, providing active services to our members. We are very proud of the strides we have taken as a company. In addition to expanding our territory, we aim to increase the number of products and services that we offer. As a result, we are constantly adapting to the changes of technology over the course of the last 70 years. Overall, we continue to do so as the years go on.
As a company, one of our priorities is investing in a premier broadband network that serves the needs of our customer base. This includes even our most rural customers, urban residents, and helping local businesses find success in a worldwide marketplace. Furthermore, we strive to provide opportunities for individuals, families, businesses, schools, and every other customer that we serve. In addition, we have continued to stay on top of advances in our industry. One of these advances is fiber optic cable, which is considered the future of telecommunications technology. Moreover, we are committed to bringing fiber and all of its benefits to all customers throughout our area.
As part of our commitment to the highest quality of products and services, we work with the best in the industry to bring them to our members. Because we are a cooperative, the allocation of capital credits may also occur. When our profits exceed the needs of the investments to the network, the Board of Directors may choose to allocate capital credits to members. This serves as a representation of each members’ investment into the company.
At SRT we believe in the cooperative principles we were built on to bring telecommunications services to each and every member in our area. We strive each day to be a leader in technology, dedicated to doing our part in making our area a progressive place to live and do business. For us, it is all about your experience. We want you to experience the best in customer service, reliability of service and the newest technology we can offer. SRT is your one stop for all things Internet, Security, TV & Phone. With nearly 200 dedicated local employees, we are here for you all day, every day.
Our mission is to provide competitively priced, high quality communications services which are responsive to the needs of our customers.
We recognize that our employees are vital to the implementation of this mission, and we will strive to equip them with the tools necessary to attain our goals and objectives.
We are committed to being good stewards of our owners’ investment, to ensure long term financial viability.
SRT’s Board of Directors is made up of twelve members from throughout our service territory, with three directors from each of our four districts. Directors are elected at the SRT Annual Meeting for a three year term. They strive to represent the needs of the people, businesses, and communities in their area.
As a member of the SRT Cooperative, you are the recipient of patronage capital credits on your SRT account. Read more to help you understand your cooperative, how it differs from an investor owned utility and what capital credits mean to you.