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HALE, MO – October 25, 2021 – 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 throughout the Hale exchange.

“We are extremely proud of this project and excited for the residents and businesses who will be positively impacted. This next-generation technology will provide the fastest and most reliable internet service available,” said Kirby J. Underberg, Chariton Valley’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

Chariton Valley’s Copper Replacement Project was announced in 2017 and will provide fiber to Chariton Valley’s entire Cooperative service area, consisting of 18 traditional telephone exchanges. With an approximate investment of $42,000,000, the company will complete the project by year-end 2022. Every home in the Telephone Cooperative service area will have access to symmetrical Gigabit fiber service. Chariton Valley has completed 15 of its 18 exchanges, with construction to begin in the Bosworth exchange next.

Chariton Valley’s Gigabit-capable speed is delivered over an advanced network that extends directly into homes and businesses through a dedicated connection. The company’s replacement of copper facilities with its fiber network provides its members with the speeds needed for today while adapting to their future needs.

“By replacing copper lines with fiber in these areas, we are providing members with the high-speed internet needed for economic growth, telework, virtual learning and telemedicine and following our vision of enhancing opportunities for rural communities,” added Underberg.

To learn more about Chariton Valley’s fiber service or sign up, visit or call 660-395-9000.

About Chariton Valley
Chariton Valley, Missouri’s premier communications provider, through its influential leadership, innovative advances and nearly 70 years of experience, continues to enhance rural prosperity and rural 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

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Chariton Valley
Donna Bell
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