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Pictured: Chariton Valley’s Public Relations and Economic Development Manager Donna Bell sharing deployment plans with the City Administrator Dennie Carothers, Shelby County Economic Developer Wendy Brumbaugh, and Shelby County Commissioners Glenn Eagan and Terry Mefford.
Construction is scheduled to begin early next week.

CLARENCE, MO – October 19, 2022 – Chariton Valley (CV) announced today the company’s plan to expand its state-of-the-art fiber network in the Clarence area.

The Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation Board of Directors recently approved the expansion project and the estimated $569,000 company investment. The city of Clarence will directly contribute $10,000 of the community’s local funds, and Shelby County will invest $37,500 of the grant funds received from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

“Chariton Valley is proud of our partnership with the Shelby County Commissioners and the city of Clarence. Together, we are ensuring more residents and businesses in the Clarence area have access to the fastest and most reliable internet technology available,” said Kirby J. Underberg, Chariton Valley’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

The company’s advanced fiber network delivers Gigabit-capable speed directly into homes and businesses through a dedicated connection. When the project is completed, 119 locations in the Clarence area will gain access to symmetrical fiber internet capable of meeting their needs now and in the future.

“The benefits of sustainable fiber internet and our commitment to its expansion in north central Missouri follows Chariton Valley’s vision of providing premier services to enhance opportunities for rural communities. Chariton Valley is making it possible to work from home, access telehealth services and learn online by delivering high-speed, affordable fiber internet to more unserved and underserved areas,” added Underberg.

To learn more about Chariton Valley’s fiber service or sign up, visit 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

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Chariton Valley
Donna Bell
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