FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MACON, MO – January 23, 2023 – Chariton Valley (CV) announced today it will bring high-speed fiber broadband to homes, businesses, and farms in rural areas of Macon, Monroe, Ralls and Shelby Counties utilizing over $43 million awarded through the Missouri Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program.
“We are proud to have been selected as the second largest grant recipient in the state for this program and be the company to provide fast and reliable fiber internet to these underserved areas,” stated Ryan Johnson, Chariton Valley’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer.
The grant program is funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), in which the Missouri General Assembly allocated $261 million to the Department of Economic Development (DED) for broadband expansion in unserved and underserved areas of the state. The 10 grants totaling over $43 million specifically awarded to Chariton Valley must be used to complete broadband infrastructures in certain areas by September 30, 2026.
Chariton Valley’s advanced fiber network delivers Gigabit-capable speed directly into homes and businesses through a dedicated connection. When the projects are completed, approximately 4300 locations will gain access to symmetrical fiber internet, making online health care and educational services, remote work, and precision agriculture possible.
“By deploying sustainable fiber to these areas using grant funds, Chariton Valley will provide more rural Missourians with faster, more reliable and affordable internet that has the capacity and capability to meet their needs now, and in the future,” added Johnson.
To learn more about Chariton Valley’s fiber service or sign up, visit www.cvalley.net/fiber or 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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View the map of our awarded areas here: https://mogov.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=836f4943866540a3b01d83f8ff8d9d4f