About Us


Alexandria, Canova (Including Epiphany), Center (Including Unityville), Clayton, Emery, Fulton, Salem, Spencer, and Winfred.

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 patrons in the rural areas that would be comparable in quality to that enjoyed by telephone customers living in urban areas. The years from 1951 to 1955 were the formative years of the cooperative with the directors striving to garner enough support to make it 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 and broadband services at the lowest possible cost now provided over a sophisticated fiber optic network. In 2013, TrioTel became the first telephone company in South Dakota to offer advanced services via fiber to 100% of members. Nearly 2,000 residents and business owners in the communities of Canova, Clayton, Center, Alexandria, Emery, Fulton, Salem, Spencer, Winfred and their surrounding rural areas, have access to an updated facility providing faster Internet speeds, quality IPTV video, and valued telephone service.


Kathy Hofer

Kathy Hofer
District 3 – Spencer

Terry Schroeder

Terry Schroeder
District 5 – Alexandria
Vice President

Thomas Hueners

Thomas Hueners
District 4 – Winfred

Ben Endorf

Ben Endorf
District 1 – Canova

Ron Sandine

Ronald Sandine
District 2 – Center

Robert Matthaei

Robert Matthaei
District 6 – Salem

Tom Randall

Tom Randall
District 7 – At Large

Bryan Roth
General Manager/CEO

Front Office Staff
(Left to right): Caitie, Amy, Carol, Heather, Barb, Michele.

Technical Staff
Back row (left to right): Jared, Mike.
Front row (left to right): Curt, Kevin, Justin.

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.

TrioTel is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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 https://www.ascr.usda.gov/filing-program-discrimination-complaint-usda-customer 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

USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.