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Internet & Network

C.R.S.T. Telephone Authority saw the need to develop Internet services for the reservation area to guarantee excellent service and also to provide a premium Internet gateway. In November of 1998, Lakota Network began the leap into the 21st Century and now boasts 1000 Internet subscribers and the number grows daily.

Lakota Network offers 10Gig Backbone leaving the Eagle Butte exchange for all customers of its service area. Customers are pleased with the speed of service and the company continually hears praises of "quick connection to service" and "no disconnects or downtime while on the net" from its satisfied customers.

C.R.S.T. Telephone Authority's Board decided that Internet service was an essential technology service offering and Lakota Network could support these organizational goals. This technology commitment allows the residents of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation to remain equal with the rest of the world in terms of Internet connectivity and to have access to the world of information.

Internet Solutions

The C.R.S.T. Telephone Authority utilizes our subsidiary company, Lakota Network as its means of connectivity to the outside world through Internet technology.

Email Only

Includes:

  • 1 E-mail Account (4MB) with:
    • E-mail Forwarding
    • E-mail Auto-reply
    • Web-mail Access
    • Antivirus Filtering and Spam Filtering
  • User AdminTool Access
  • 24/7 Technical Support

$3.50 / Month

For your convenience, the services listed above and applicable fees will appear on your telephone bill. You will be prorated for the actual amount of days you were with Lakota Network your first month. (Additional charges may be applicable if the customer requires additional onsite or in-house technical assistance)

Business Internet Solutions

Business Internet Solutions and Benefits

If you have a business, the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Telephone Authority can assist you with plugging in to the information super highway with phone service, internet, and much more. Simply contact us and we will work one on one with you to develop a technology and business solution that fits your needs.

Business Benefits

Additionally, your firm can receive many benefits by doing business with the C.R.S.T. Telephone Authority and with our other organizations such as Lakota Technologies, Inc.

Internet Solutions

The C.R.S.T. Telephone Authority utilizes our subsidiary company, Lakota Network as its means of connectivity to the outside world through Internet technology.

Email Only Includes:

  • 1 E-mail Account (4MB) with:
    • E-mail Forwarding
    • E-mail Auto-reply
    • Web-mail Access
    • Antivirus Filtering and Spam Filtering
  • User AdminTool Access
  • 24/7 Technical Support

$3.50 / Month

exedesm Satellite Internet

In accordance with the launch of the new WildBlue/exedesm powered by ViaSat 5 & 12 services, WildBlue has halted the provisioning of the older Surf Beam 1 equipment. This means that customers with the old equipment will no longer be able to reactivate their accounts, if they had previously cancelled them. This will also serve true for the current customers, who want to cancel now and reactivate later. The only exception is for customers who are put on Suspension (for any type of reason), their services can be restored, if done within a reasonable amount of time. Current customers using the Surf Beam 1 equipment WILL NOT be affected by the new packages, service will continue as normal.

New equipment will have to be purchased in order to receive the new WildBlue/ViaSat satellite internet service, prices for the new equipment are listed in the exedesm Service Application (.pdf) and the exedesm Equipment Lease Document (.pdf). At this time, WildBlue is not offering a trade-in clause for the new equipment, so all current customers who would like to upgrade, will also have to purchase new equipment.

If you have any questions, please call 964-2600 and ask for Dan.

exedesm offers Satellite Speed Internet virtually anywhere in the U.S. and that includes the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation. Much faster than dial-up and DSL, exedesm gives you instant access to the Internet and lightning fast web surfing. Now you can download music and video in seconds, send and receive pictures to friends and family, and much more. In a phrase, improve your life. The wait for affordable high-speed Internet is over. Sign up now. There's a great big exedesm world out there!

exedesm Packages

 

exedesm 5/10

exedesm 5/15

exedesm 5/25

Price

$54.95

$79.95

$129.95

Download Speed

512Kbps

1.0Mbps

1.5Mbps

Email Addresses

5

5

10

Web Space

10MB

10MB

20MB

Spam & Virus Filtering

Included

Included

Included

Applications and other pertinent paperwork can be gathered by utilizing the links at the top left of this page under exedesm Pertinent Documents or by stopping by our office in Eagle Butte. Please call us if you need further assistance gathering the necessary documents or if you have any questions.

Downloads

Upgrade/Downgrade Form (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is exedesm?

exedesm uses the latest satellite technology to deliver two-way high-speed affordable Internet to your home or small office, virtually anywhere you are located. All you need is a exedesm modem and mini-dish.

Where is exedesm available?

Virtually anywhere in the continental United States.

How fast is the service?

Download speeds of “up to” 5Mb and upload speeds “up to” 1MB are offered. Monthly data usage of 10GB, 15GB and 25GB are available with the 5MB/1MB service.

Is exedesm expensive?

No. Starting at only $54.95 per month for the exedesm 5/10 service, the service is comparable to the cost of a dial-up account plus a second phone line. Equipment and installation fees are extra.

Do I need a phone line?

No. In fact, save your money and disconnect your second line.

Will I need a separate Internet Service Provider?

No. exedesm includes standard features like e-mail and personal web space at no additional cost. If you like, you can keep your current ISP or AOL® service, although you must pay their fees separately.

How does exedesm work?

exedesm's proven state-of-the-art technology connects your home or small business computer to the Internet via our satellite using a exedesm mini-dish and modem. It's that simple.

Why exedesm?

  • Fast. Up to 5Mbps download. That's up to 90 times faster than dial-up.
  • Always-On. Start surfing instantly. There are no dial-up delays or tying up your phone line. You're always connected so you never have to worry about being "bumped off."
  • Available. exedesm reaches virtually everyone, everywhere.
  • Affordable. Only $54.95 per month for the exedesm 5/10 service – close to the cost of a second phone line plus a dial-up account, only faster!
  • Easy. You can expect a professional installation and friendly 24/7 customer care.

 

exedesm Pertinent Documents