With roots dating back to the early 1900s in rural South Dakota, PrairieWave Communications has continued its tradition of providing state-of-the-art telecommunications services to the region s rural communities. This South Dakota-based company is a leader in advanced telephone, cable TV and Internet services throughout South Dakota, southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. PrairieWave Communications became the first company in South Dakota to provide no-charge on-net long-distance calling service and the first Internet spam and virus filter in the region. PrairieWave Communications launched its high-definition (HDTV) cable services and was the first to bring Video On Demand services in 2004. PrairieWave is now the largest and most successful broadband overbuilder in the region. PrairieWave s more than 400 employees serve its customers in over 53 communities throughout South Dakota, Southwestern Minnesota and Northwestern Iowa. PrairieWave s headquarters is located in Sioux Falls, S.D. Local offices are available in 16 communities throughout its service area.