Valley Communications Inc., doing business as Valley FiberCom, has formally announced plans to bring ultra high-speed Internet access, as well as digital television and telephone service to homes and businesses in Arlington, DeSmet, and Lake Preston, South Dakota.
Valley FiberCom’s General Manager/CEO Jeff Symens said, “Valley FiberCom’s plans for a new fiber optic network will be a reliable, state-of-the-art infrastructure that will provide optimum value to the residents and businesses within the highway 14 corridor.”
“What once was used to connect continents together for communications, we now connect directly to your homes and businesses. This Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network increases home values and at the same time futureproofs your communications requirements.” added Symens.
Fiber optic cable has the ability to carry large amounts of data and allows Valley FiberCom to stay on the cutting edge as technology evolves. Optical fiber is faster than DSL, cable, and wireless Internet. Fiber that is installed all the way to your home eliminates data bottlenecks because it is a dedicated connection that is not shared with your neighbors. Valley FiberCom currently offers several packages with speeds up to a Gigabit – one of the most sought after Internet connections in the entire country.
In 2018, Valley FiberCom announced new fiber construction within the town of Volga. The project in Volga is nearing completion and plans for the additional areas of service in Arlington, DeSmet, and Lake Preston are underway. Construction on a new customer service center in DeSmet at 209 Calumet Avenue began last week and is expected to be completed later this year. The Volga location of Valley FiberCom currently employs two local area coordinators, as well as customer sales and support staff. “Upon the completion of the DeSmet office location, and with the close proximity of our main Valley FiberCom office in Volga, Valley FiberCom customers can expect local customer service in addition to timely service calls,” said Symens.
“If all goes according to plan, Valley FiberCom hopes to begin fiber plant construction in the second quarter of 2020, weather permitting, and we expect to connect customers as soon as the fiber routes are in place and tested,” said Symens.
In addition to these advanced services, Valley FiberCom is pleased to provide coverage of local high school sports LIVE from the Arlington and DeSmet gymnasiums. “We’ve had a great response in giving our customers access to local high school sports on television in some of the other towns we serve. It is a feature offered only by Valley FiberCom,” added Symens.
Symens also noted that customers currently served by other providers in the Arlington, DeSmet, and Lake Preston areas may want to exercise caution in taking advantage of special pricing or contracts which may prevent immediate service connections when Valley FiberCom is ready to provide service. “We would hate for someone to miss out on the launch of our new services because they are tied to a previous provider’s agreement with inflated rates and hefty cancellation penalties.”
Symens also added, “We look forward to becoming a partner in the Arlington, DeSmet, and Lake Preston communities that is committed to providing reliable and excellent services at an affordable price.”
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Valley Communications Inc. is a subsidiary of Valley Telecommunications Cooperative Assn. Inc., currently headquartered in Herreid, South Dakota. Valley Telecommunications has over 60 years of experience in the telecommunications industry providing telephone, digital tv, and broadband Internet services in north central South Dakota. Valley is well known for business communication, Internet offerings, high definition television with local sports, and for investing in communities to further economic development.