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 Volga, pending approval of ORDINANCE NO. 2018-02 as presented at the Volga City Council meeting on Monday, April 16, 2018. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission must also approve a Certificate of Authority as presented by Valley FiberCom.
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 in Volga.
Valley FiberCom has been developing this plan over the past several months and pending the required approvals, construction on a new central office building and customer service center will begin in the near future. Valley FiberCom plans to initially employ two central office technicians as well as customer support staff in the Volga office. “Customers can expect local customer service in addition to timely service calls,” said Symens.
“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 expects to offer several packages with speeds up to a Gigabit – one of the most sought after Internet connections in the entire country.
“If all goes according to plan, Valley FiberCom hopes to begin fiber plant construction in the second quarter of 2019, weather permitting, and we expect to connect customers as soon as the fiber routes are in place and tested,” said Symens.
Symens also noted that customers currently served by other providers in the Volga area 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 agreement with hefty cancellation penalties.”
Symens also added, “We look forward to becoming a partner in the Volga community 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.