President & CEO Message

Dear Cooperative Members,

I hope this message finds you well. There are a lot of things people disagree about these days. But you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who thinks more transparency isn’t good. A little honesty and open communication can go a long way. My commitment to you, the members, is to continue with consistent and educational communications with you and your Board of Directors.

I’m delighted to report that Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation had a wonderfully successful year in 2022. Our technicians were visible in your neighborhoods and communities, installing fiber broadband service for many of you. Chariton Valley employees were working to complete our fiber network upgrade in your communities. With more than 550 miles of fiber constructed and more than 145 connections added in 2022, we are making terrific progress toward our vision of providing premier services to enhance opportunities for rural communities. We have a portion of the rural Jacksonville exchange remaining to construct with Fiber-to-the-Home, and we are committed to starting fiber construction in the 4th quarter of 2023.

We have remained financially sound while investing in new services and technology to enhance our future growth. Ninety-nine percent of the businesses in our Cooperative area are small businesses. Our products, designed specifically for small businesses, deliver reliable broadband internet and voice services vital for success.

We supported our communities like never before in 2022 with more than $30,000 in donations, scholarships, and sponsorships to local, praiseworthy organizations benefiting our communities in numerous ways. Chariton Valley values its partnership with many economic development councils and local officials, and is honored to give back to the communities we serve.

Your Cooperative continues to work for you. As we continue to expand our product and service offerings, the number of Cooperative members continues to grow, ensuring Chariton Valley will be able to meet your communications needs, whatever the future may bring.

It is with your support that we become better every day. None of this would be possible without you. Your contributions, feedback, and participation are not just welcome but vital. We can continue to build a cooperative that meets our collective needs and aspirations. Thank you for your continued trust and support.

We look forward to making next year even more successful, nurturing a cooperative we can all be proud of. On behalf of your co-op employees and board, thank you for allowing us to serve all of you. Thank you for being a member-owner of Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation.

Best regards,

Ryan Johnson
President & CEO
Chariton Valley Telephone Corporation