What does a Smart Rural Community® Designation Mean to Each Community We Serve?

Chariton Valley uses fiber to expand Broadband to students, families, farmers, businesses, medical facilities, and communities every day. We are dedicated to improving quality of life and increasing access to a global economy at an affordable price over a reliable network. With the introduction of fiber internet into rural areas, we are at the forefront of enhancing opportunities in the communities where we live, work, and prosper. Connecting communities with vital health, safety and educational services through high-speed fiber internet, Chariton Valley is working to ensure a successful future among businesses, farms and commodities in Northern Missouri and beyond.

If designated as a Smart Rural Community®, your community has the potential to or has demonstrated its ability to develop economically, close the urban/rural divide, sustain and grow population and so much more due to the availability of our fiber network. 

Designated Smart Rural Communities℠


Designated February 21, 2024

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See the full press release here

Chariton Valley has been nationally recognized as a Smart Rural Community Provider℠ and was presented with the Smart Rural Communities™ (SRC) Showcase Award by NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association for providing robust fiber internet to rural areas. Read the full story here.


Why is the Smart Rural CommunitiesTM  (SRC) Showcase Award important?

According to NTCA.org, “The Smart Rural CommunitiesTM  (SRC) Showcase Awards are annual awards presented to NTCA members to recognize their extraordinary achievements in promoting rural broadband networks and their broadband-enabled applications in rural communities. Telcos are awarded based on their ability to demonstrate the use of these technologies through innovative economic development, education, health care, government services, safety and security, and more efficient energy distribution and use.”