The Ripley County Chamber of Commerce would like to announce that SEI Communications is our June Member of the Month!


SEI is a member-owned cooperative and has been providing telecommunications services to its members/customers since

  1. It serves parts of Dearborn, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.


In 1995, SIRTC partnered with two area high schools and the College Cooperative of Southeastern Indiana to receive a

grant from the national Science Foundation to provide and determine the demand for internet access in the rural part of

southeastern Indiana. After completion of the project, SIRTC formed a subsidiary company, SEI Data, Inc. to continue

providing this invaluable service to homes and businesses in the area. In 1997, SEI Data invested in facilities to expand

local Internet service in eleven counties.  With changes in federal telecommunications laws, SEI Data established a Competitive Local Exchange Company (CLEC),

to further expand local telephone service.


In 2006, SIRTC completed a three-year project laying fiber-optic cable connecting all switching centers and offices.

Drawing on a talented group of telecommunications and Internet professionals, SEI offers integrated communications

solutions including local phone service, long distance, fiber to the home internet, and advanced data services.

Competitive rates and an unparalleled commitment to customer satisfaction define SEI as Southeastern Indiana’s

telecommunications provider of choice. Contributing to that excellent level of customer service is the fact that 58% of

the company’s employees have worked there for over 15 years, with 9% of its workforce having been there for more

than 30 years!


Today, SEI Communications continues to blaze a trail of its own by providing fiber-optic Internet and telephone to

residents and businesses in rural southeast Indiana. While fiber-optic technology is more widely available in urban areas

across the country, SEI is bringing this state-of-the-art technology to rural southeastern Indiana. This project puts the

communities SEI serves light years ahead of most communities of similar size. Fiber technology has the potential to

attract investment, improve the quality of life, and is future-proof. Fiber-optic Internet is far superior over any other

kind. SEI’s network will be able to handle any electronic development in the future.


SEI Communications is also an authorized installer of Viasat Internet. Viasat Internet is a high-speed internet service

offering speeds up to 50 Mbps and is a download-delivered via satellite. For many rural households, satellite Internet is the

only high-speed internet option. (Viasat 50 Mbps is not available in all areas.)


The SEI Communications main office is located at 14005 US 50, Dillsboro, IN 47018. The office is open Monday through

Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.  Give SEI Communications a call at 1-888-200-8077 or email them at and see what they can do for



Congratulations to SEI Communications for being our Member of the Month!