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Check Out Our Website Redesign!

We are excited to announce the redesigned Great Plains Communications website has launched!

When we began the project, we had some specific goals in mind:

  • Effectively define and brand our company as a forward thinking solutions provider with a high performing network and high performing people
  • Provide valuable customer education resources
  • Create a site that is user friendly and visually engaging
  • Effectively define the areas of our business
    • Residential
    • Business/Enterprise
    • Wholesale

The new site is designed to help us achieve these goals effectively, and we are excited to finally have it live. We encourage you to browse the site and take note some of the interactive tools including the “What speed do you need?” tool and the Bundle tool designed to help residential customers customize services to their specific needs.


Speed Tool

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Bundle Tool

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If you have any questions about the design or where to find specific things on our website, please call our Customer Response Center at 1-855-853-1483 and a representative would be happy to help.

Nebraska-Based Websites for Mothers’ Day

We know, when it comes to buying gifts online, it’s easy to head over to Amazon and grab what you want.  However, you may not know about the wonderful online shopping that supports the Cornhusker state and offers extra-special items mom is sure to love!

Hayneedle: If you haven’t heard about, now is the time to stop by the Internet’s 18th largest online shopping site, which is headquartered right here in Nebraska!  Hayneedle helps you find anything you could want for your perfect home and offers free shipping.  Plus they offer tons of fitness and lifestyle products that mom is sure to love.

The Village PieMaker: If your mom has a sweet tooth, then we say skip your normal Mother’s Day dessert and splurge on a treat from the Village PieMaker out of Eustis, Nebraska.  These pies, which can be shipped to your home, are one of the best desserts you will ever have.  We promise!

GROW Nebraska: If you are looking for a truly one-of-a-kind gift, then it’s time to shop GROW Nebraska.  This site provides an online store for many Nebraska Entrepreneurs and features gifts that you won’t find anywhere else such as unique jewelry, soaps, candles, gourmet food and much, much more.

Do you have a favorite place to shop for mom online?  We would love to hear about it in the comments section below!

The best sites to achieve your 2011 New Year’s Resolutions

In a few days, the calendar flips to a brand new year and as the clock strikes midnight, 100 million Americans are expected to take part in one of our most popular traditions: the New Year’s Resolution.  Despite the fact that 76% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned according to a 2009 British study, we can’t help but get excited about the prospect of a taking advantage of a fresh new year.  To help out, we have accumulated some of the best websites for making this year a true success.

Don’t even know where to begin this year?  Well this article from will walk you through the process step-by-step.  Suggestions are broken up into internal, external and long-term categories to make finding the right resolution as easy as possible.

What makes this site so much fun is the shared aspiration (though the funny resolutions users have submitted are pretty good too).  Type in any New Year’s goal and the site will let you know how many other people are aiming for the same thing in 2011.  You can also see what the most popular 2011 resolutions are, get advice from past resolution “achievers,” and learn tips for making this year’s resolutions stick.  As of press time, the site has received more than 30,000 resolutions.

Similar to, this site is interactive and aims to help you find others who share your goals.  However, takes it to the next level with an online community that you can reach out to for support, a personal “coach” who will keep you accountable and the ability to inspire others using the cyber version of a “kick in the pants.”  You will also have the chance to help someone else stay on top of their resolutions, which could be a resolution in itself.



Let’s be honest, most resolutions fall by the wayside before Valentine’s Day.  This website, originally developed in Britain, is designed to hassle you at unpredictable intervals.  You simply type in what you want to be “hassled” about and roughly how often you want to be “hassled” and the site will send you an e-mail push.  We recommend making your “hassle” text something  funny or memorable that will inspire you to take action.

Some Examples:

The treadmill monster needs to be fed.  Go to the gym!

Read your book, or no TV after dinner

This is you thanking yourself in advance for being more grateful this year

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Whether you decide to make a major life change, achieve a personal goal or even if you don’t believe in resolutions, Great Plains Communications hopes that you have a safe and happy new year.  We would love to hear your 2011 New Year’s Resolutions, any sites you think we missed or your past resolution successes.  Just drop us a comment!