Meet Andrew Benben, Broadband Technician for Great Plains Communications located in Gordon, NE.

Q: How long have you been with Great Plains Communications?

A: I will be coming up on 1 year of service with Great Plains Communications on February 1, 2016.


Q: What is your connection to the community of Gordon?

A: I was born and raised in Gordon and graduated from Gordon High School in 2003. After a year at Chadron State College, I had a few stints in Anaconda, MT, Rapid City, SD and Lincoln, NE before returning to Gordon in 2011.


Q: How are you involved in your community?

A: After moving home, I have been involved in the local Pheasants Forever chapter and volunteered to help on the high school football coaching staff. I also help out with my father’s construction business on the weekends.


Q: What is your favorite part about living in a rural town?

A: The best things about small town living is just the overall genuine kindness and helpfulness of all the folks. If anyone is in need of help, the whole community will stand up and do what they can for support. It’s very rare that you drive down Main Street and not get a wave or head nod from people passing by.


Q: What do you like to do for fun?

A: I enjoy going hunting, ice fishing, watching sports of all kinds, target shooting guns and bows with friends, hanging out with my three nieces (Kinley, Kiley and Keeley) and impatiently awaiting the arrival of the fourth one.

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