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Chariton Valley (CV) continues to fulfill its commitment of expanding its state-of-the-art fiber network to rural communities. Yesterday, the company began construction in the rural areas outside of Hale to replace the current copper telephone facilities with fiber optics.

“Our fiber service is already available in Hale, and now we’ve started the construction process in the rural areas surrounding the town. Soon, these areas will also have access to the fastest most reliable internet available,” said Kirby J. Underberg, Chariton Valley’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

The rural Hale expansion is part of Chariton Valley’s fiber expansion plan, in which the company made a substantial financial investment to deploy fiber optics to more unserved and under served areas in northeast Missouri. The project’s construction is expected to be completed this summer, and installations will begin soon after.

“The Carroll County Chamber is excited Chariton Valley will be expanding fiber to Hale in April and eventually Bosworth and DeWitt. Providing services to our rural areas is vital for the growth of our county and we are thankful Chariton Valley is making this investment,” said Anna Barlow, Director of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce. 

“We are pleased that Chariton Valley continues to work to upgrade their systems throughout their service territory. The investment in fiber optic communications in Carroll County is significant and allows for our rural communities to be connected globally,” added David Gaines, Managing Director of Goldstone Consulting Group.

Chariton Valley’s Gigabit capable speed is delivered over an advanced network that extends directly into homes and businesses through a dedicated connection. With fiber access, connected communities have many opportunities, such as educational, medical and economic benefits, including increased property values.

“We are proud to be the area’s premier communications provider and to expand this valuable and essential service to rural areas,” said Underberg.

To learn more about Chariton Valley’s fiber service or to 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 and wireless facilities to expand connectivity to students, families, farmers, businesses, medical facilities and rural communities every day while also providing video services for a complete communications package. 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