Awards

Award-Winning Work

Our work is devoted to helping you connect to what matters: friends and family, customers and coworkers, entertainment, job markets, health care, educational resources, and more. Kudos from customers is more than enough to keep us going, but we do appreciate awards and recognition from outside our local service areas. In 2019, BEK was recognized with three BroadbandNow awards: Top Internet Speeds Nationwide, Top 3 Fastest Internet Providers in North Dakota, and #1 Faster Fiber Provider in North Dakota.

Here are some of the regional and national awards BEK Communications Cooperative has won for our efforts:

BEK Communications

2020 BroadbandNow award for being the #1 Fastest Fiber Provider in North Dakota

2019 BroadbandNow award for being the #1 Fastest Fiber Provider in North Dakota
2019 BroadbandNow award for Top 3 Fastest Internet Providers in North Dakota
2019 BroadbandNow award for Top Internet Speeds Nationwide
2019 NTCA Smart Rural Community Gig-Capable Provider

2016 NTCA GIG Certification, certified to have deployed 100% Gig capable infrastructure

2014 NTCA TeleChoice Award, publication of Cooperative Annual Report

2013 Trailblazer Award, Smart Rural Community initiative, leader in the use of broadband to build community strength, conquer distance, import and export goods, services and knowledge

2012 NTCA TeleChoice Award for best website for products and services

2012 Vernon Galaxy Award recognizing an outstanding marketing campaign for new IP services

2010 TelcoTV Vision Award for the most innovative and visionary way of offering three channels of exclusive local content

2008 Cornerstone Award from the Broadband Properties Summit recognizing achievements in BEK's deployment of advanced broadband networks in rural North Dakota

BEK Sports

2019 Eric Sevareid Awards for Journalism Excellence. BEK Sports swept the Small Market TV Sports Play-by-Play Category for the sixth consecutive year

2019 NTCA Marketing Excellence Award 1st Runner Up, Broadcast Advertising

2018 Eric Sevareid Awards for Journalism Excellence. BEK Sports again swept the Small Market TV Sports Play-by-Play Category

2017 Eric Sevareid Awards for Journalism Excellence. BEK Sports again swept the Small Market TV Sports Play-by-Play Category

2016 Eric Sevareid Awards for Journalism Excellence, BEK Sports swept the Small Market TV Sports Play-by-Play Category, winning all three awards

2015 Eric Sevareid Awards for Journalism Excellence, BEK Sports swept the Small Market TV Sports Play-by-Play Category, winning all three awards

2014 Eric Sevareid Awards for Journalism Excellence, BEK Sports swept the Small Market TV Sports Play-by-Play Category, winning all three awards

2011 Callix Innovation Award for local sports broadcasting

BEK Enterprise and Cloud Services

BEK has been recognized as one of the top 3 West-Com Nurse Call solutions providers 10 out of the last 12 years, and has twice been ranked #1 in the country.