SCI Broadband is a privately held Multiple Systems Operator (MSO) currently serving nearly 30 rural communities throughout east central and northern Minnesota. We are privileged to bring new broadband services to smaller cities and towns – We have invested millions of dollars building an advanced broadband infrastructure and as a result we provide a wide array of services including Digital TV, HDTV, High-Speed Internet, and Digital Telephone service.
Our digital network is able to provide our products and services over one platform. SCI subscribers have the convenience of dealing with one company and one bill for all their cable TV, high-speed Internet and phone services. SCI Broadband also provides advanced telecommunications solutions for small businesses, we work together with local organizations to provide everything from simple video to high-speed Internet and business phone solutions.
Because we are locally owned and operated, we are able to provide fast service and technical support for both our residential and commercial customers. We can customize a telecommunications package that is a perfect fit for you! We are proud to be a part of greater Minnesota and look forward to meeting the needs of the rural communities we serve.
Savage Communications Inc. (SCI) was established and incorporated in 1984. The primary purpose of the company was to provide cable television to rural communities. The first cable television franchise was awarded in 1984 and the first system was launched in Hinckley, Minnesota, but that was just the beginning – By 1995, our company was providing cable service to 35 rural communities in Minnesota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.
By the late 1990’s technology was changing and the digital era had begun. With new digital technology, cable operators and telephone companies now had the ability to compete with one another. In a matter of time, the analog phone and television became obsolete. Digital technology allowed us the ability to provide high-speed internet, digital television, digital telephone, and HDTV services.
As the year 2000 approached, SCI implemented an aggressive business plan investing millions of dollars to upgrade our rural communities adding advanced digital services. In 2000, SCI launched high-speed data service and in 2001 we added digital television services. Today, each rural community served by SCI Broadband has digital television and high-speed internet service available.
In 2007 we successfully launched digital telephone services and we are currently in the process of expanding our digital telephone services with plans to have the service available in each of the communities we serve. Also in 2007, SCI launched HDTV services in several communities and plans to have the service available in all of our communities by the end of 2012. Currently, SCI is investing in the latest digital technology which will provide communities a robust HDTV cable channel lineup.
From humble beginnings as a rural cable operator to becoming a competitive independent telecommunications and multimedia provider, SCI and its employees have never lost sight of their mission:
To provide television, high-speed Internet, and digital telephone services at competitive rates and back them up with superior 24/7-customer service.