About Us

TrioTel Communications, Inc., formerly known as McCook Cooperative Telephone Company, first Board of Directors meeting was held in Salem, SD, on December 13th, 1951. These inspiring Directors were hopeful to establish a Cooperative that would successfully provide telephone service to the rural subscribers that would be comparable in quality to that enjoyed by urban telephone customers. The years from 1951 to 1955 were the formative years of the Cooperative with the seven directors striving to garner enough support to make the Cooperative function successfully. The first official annual meeting of members was held on January 12th, 1957. Today, the TrioTel Board of Directors and Staff are still committed to ensuring that the members of TrioTel receive the highest quality telecommunication services at the lowest possible cost now provided over a sophisticated fiber optic network.

TrioTel Bylaws

Board of Directors

 Ronald Sandine
District 2 - Center

  Terry Schroeder
District 5 - Alexandria
Vice President

  Thomas Hueners
District 4 - Winfred 

Kathy Hofer
District 3

  Ben Endorf
District 1 - Canova

Robert Matthaei
District 6 - Salem

Tom Randall
District 7 - At Large

 Bryan Roth
General Manager/CEO

TrioTel Communications, Inc. Employees

Front Office Staff

Back row: (Left to Right) Heather, Carol, Michele.
Front row: (Left to Right) Jan, Amy, Barb.

Technical Staff

Back row: (Left to Right) Mike, Justin, Jared.
Front row: (Left to Right) Curt, Kevin.

Our Mission
TrioTel Communications, Inc. is committed to ensuring that our customers receive the finest quality telecommunication services at the lowest possible cost. We will build relationships based upon mutual trust and respect, empowering our employees to provide top-notch customer service. We will deliver sound leadership and economic growth through the use of advancements in communication technologies, guaranteeing our customers, communities, and employees a bright future.


Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA (not all bases apply to all programs). Remedies and complaint filing deadlines vary by program or incident.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible Agency or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202)720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program discrimination complaint, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, AD-3027, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complain_filing_cust.html and at any USDA office or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) Mail:      U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;   

(2) Fax:       (202) 690-7442; or     

(3) Email:    program.intake@usda.gov


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