An aggressive, multi-year plan to bring high-speed internet to every home in South Dakota will soon be a reality in Lake County by this time next year. The rest of South Dakota won’t be far behind.

In Gov. Kristi Noem’s first State of the State address in 2019, she stated that high-speed internet statewide would be a priority in South Dakota, which could help boost the state in education, business and telemedicine. That is an aggressive goal, and one that would take a lot of money.