Broadband Revamp

We’re excited to share with you Copper Valley Telecom’s latest endeavor: the Broadband Revamp project. This project represents a major leap forward in strengthening our telecommunications infrastructure.

Currently, our network relies solely on a single headend in Valdez, which connects to a single upstream provider in Anchorage through a subsea Fiber. However, this configuration presents difficulties in the event of a fiber cut or equipment failure outside of CVT’s network, causing service disruptions for customers until resolution is completed.

To address this vulnerability, we’re implementing a dual-headend setup. The new headend in Glennallen will connect to a secondary upstream provider via the Glenn Highway. Utilizing a secondary upstream provider offers an additional internet connection, significantly reducing the risk of disruptions caused by fiber cuts, or equipment failure outside the state of Alaska.

This strategic enhancement better equips the cooperative to maintain a consistent service quality, which was not previously possible with a single upstream provider. Adding an additional headend in Glennallen with redundant carriers and diverse routes outside of the state of Alaska provides additional protections for CVT’s network that will better serve and keep members connected.

Furthermore, as part of our commitment to improvement, we’re transitioning to self-hosting our own IP addresses. This move resolves past issues tied to leased addresses, ensuring greater control and reliability over our network infrastructure.

With these enhancements in place, our network will undergo significant strengthening, bolstering redundancies and even laying the groundwork for us to potentially offer higher speeds in the future!

As we embark on this journey, we want you to know that your satisfaction and seamless experience are our top priorities. We’re here to provide ongoing assistance and guidance throughout this transition period. Our aim is to deliver unparalleled connectivity and service excellence, ensuring reliable communication for all our valued customers. Together, we’re making connections that matter.

Tune in to the Broadband Revamp episode of the CVT Connection Podcast to learn more!

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