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July Horizons 2016

07/19/16 | Horizons Newsletter

July Newsletter PDF

Changing Times:

Transforming from Telephone Company to
Telecommunications Provider

“In today’s world, change seems to be the key element that is affecting everyone’s life. And at a pace so rapid, that it sometimes becomes difficult to deal with its consequences.”

These words opened Don Paulsen’s Manager’s Report in the 1981 Golden West Annual Report, titled “Changing Times.” And that they were. While Golden West had experienced plenty of change and growth over the years, the deregulation of the telecommunications industry in the 1980’s pushed the company into a whole new arena. Staying just a phone company was not a viable long-term option for Golden West members.

• Feature Story  pgs 2-3
• Save the Date, 64th Annual Meeting  pg 4
• Page Me  pg 4
• Explore Fence Posts to Fiber: An Interactive Technology Exhibit  pg 5
• Golden West Invests in the Future of South Dakota  pgs 6
• Surveys | Spammers | Scams - OH MY  pg 7
• Connections. Things and places That Connect You to South Dakota pg 7
• Lifeline Assistance Programs  pg 8