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U.S. Representative, Vicky Hartzler Visits Chariton Valley

Huntsville, MO – October 6, 2020 – Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for Missouri’s fourth congressional district, visited Chariton Valley’s Network Operations Center in Huntsville, MO, on Tuesday, October 6, to discuss the importance of rural broadband access in Missouri.

Congresswoman Hartzler and staff toured the facility, while learning more about Chariton Valley and the company’s direction. “We are so appreciative of everything you are doing, and this is a huge problem for my district, as we do not all have access to rural broadband,” Congresswoman Hartzler stated.

Kirby Underberg, Chariton Valley’s CEO, said, “It’s an honor to have Congresswoman Hartzler visit our company. Chariton Valley continues to make great strides in fiber deployment in rural Missouri. With the assistance of some government funding we have been able to bring fiber to many of those who are unserved or underserved.”

Other topics on the agenda included Chariton Valley’s fiber deployment plan, the fiber construction and installation process and gig-capable service availability at both residential and business locations. The convenience of Chariton Valley’s sign up process utilizing and the ever-increasing importance of high-speed broadband access due to the rise of eLearning, remote work and telemedicine were also discussed.

“Chariton Valley is committed to bringing fiber to rural Missouri. We continue working with our legislators as there is still much work to be done,” Underberg concluded.

About Chariton Valley

Chariton Valley, Missouri’s premier communications provider, through its influential leadership, innovative advances and 65+ 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


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