Copper Valley Telecom Announces Fiber to the Home Network Upgrade in Valdez

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 P.O. Box 337, Valdez AK 99686
Telephone:  907-835-2231
www.cvtc.org
Contact:  Tabitha Gregory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                         April 4, 2016

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Copper Valley Telecom Announces Fiber to the Home

Network Upgrade in Valdez

Copper Valley Telecom will begin replacing copper telephone lines in Valdez’s residential areas with fiber optic line during the summer of 2016.  Currently, copper lines carry all voice and Internet traffic to and from a customer’s house.  New fiber optic lines will be able to deliver higher Internet speeds than the existing copper wires.

CVT Chief Executive Officer, Dave Dengel, said, “By upgrading our network from copper to fiber, Copper Valley Telecom is preparing the community for the future.”

The project is planned to start in the Mineral Creek Heights subdivision during the month of May.  From there, over the course of the construction season, the contractor will continue to work throughout the community.

There will be two components to the project.  At each house, the company will first replace the copper line that runs underground from the property line to the house.  Then, a technician will install new electronic interfaces for voice and data inside each home.

Once complete, all voice and data will be delivered to the home over fiber optic line and the new electronic interface.  Modems will also be replaced.

“There is no cost to the customer for the fiber installation,” Dengel stated.  “Customers will not be asked to pay for the new fiber or the electronics required for voice and Internet access.”

Copper Valley Telecom will mail affected property owners detailed information about the project and plans to hold a community meeting with the contractor and plant personnel to answer questions.  Questions may be addressed to Tabitha Gregory, Chief Customer Relations Office at 907-835-7763 or tgregory@cvtc.org.