The Chariton Valley Telephone Cooperative Annual Business Meeting will be held on October 8, 2020. Like the past two years, we will utilize electronic voting. Due to COVID-19, we are unable to have an in-person meeting. However, your cooperative is progressive in its use of voting technology. No one could have predicted this virus, but with the board’s previous decision to transition to electronic voting, we are well ahead of the game for this year.
This crisis has also demonstrated the importance of fiber access for high-speed internet connections. When students could no longer attend school, they needed a good connection for eLearning. When employees shifted to remote work, they too needed a good internet connection. Chariton Valley has been there to provide this service. We will continue to explore all areas that make good business sense and provide high-speed fiber to underserved areas. Hopefully, the government will continue to assist Chariton Valley with broadband funding so we can provide fiber internet to everyone that wants and needs it.
I would like to thank the board, all Chariton Valley employees and the executive team for their daily dedication and hard work, especially through this crisis. I know it has not been an easy task, but I also know our customers are grateful.
President of the Board