FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
DE WITT, MO – June 9, 2022 – Chariton Valley (CV) continues to fulfill its commitment of expanding its state-of-the-art fiber network to all members by announcing today the completion of its Copper Replacement Project in De Witt.
“The completion of this project provides all Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative members living and working in De Witt with the fastest and most reliable internet service available. We are proud that our fiber network enhances opportunities in De Witt and the other rural communities we serve,” said Kirby J. Underberg, Chariton Valley’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
The completion of Chariton Valley’s fiber network in De Witt directly follows the company’s completion of Bosworth. Both projects are part of the company’s Copper Replacement Project, announced in 2017 and estimated to be a $42,000,000 investment. When completed, every home in Chariton Valley’s cooperative service area, consisting of 18 traditional telephone exchanges, will have access to symmetrical fiber service. 16 of Chariton Valley’s 18 exchanges have been completed, and over 97 percent of the total membership has fiber internet. Construction is currently underway in the Forest Green exchange.
Chariton Valley’s advanced fiber network delivers Gigabit-capable speed directly into homes and businesses through a dedicated connection. Chariton Valley is supplying its member communities with a connection capable of meeting their needs today and in the future by replacing copper facilities with sustainable fiber.
“Fiber supports community growth, economic development, remote work, online learning, telehealth services, etc. This project’s completion is another step forward for Chariton Valley and its members,” added Underberg.
To learn more about Chariton Valley’s fiber service or sign up, visit www.cvalley.net/fiber. Members may also call the Cooperative Member Hotline at 660-388-9930, and customers may call 660-395-9000.
About Chariton Valley
Through its influential leadership, innovative advances, and 70 years of experience, Chariton Valley, Missouri’s premier communications provider, continues to enhance rural prosperity and living. Chariton Valley’s reliable network utilizes fiber facilities to expand connectivity to students, families, farmers, businesses, medical facilities, and rural communities every day. Chariton Valley’s success is driven by a commitment to deliver an exceptional customer experience and to continue supporting the communities it serves with pride. Learn more at www.cvalley.net.
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