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STATUS UPDATE: Contractor crews are now working in all of the areas slated for Fiber-to-the-Home construction, including Valdez Mobile Home Park, Zook Subdivision, Valdez Airport Area, Glennallen Proper, Sourdough Camp Area, Gulkana Village, Gakona Area, Mentasta Village, Tazlina River to Klutina, Klutina River to Grizzly, Chitina Area, and the Serendipity Area. updated 07.13.21

2021 Construction

Frigid temperatures and wild terrain are par for the course in rural Alaska. Extreme working conditions don’t stop Copper Valley Telecom from bringing you the best connections available.

This year, we began construction early to get a head start on Fiber-to-the-Home enhancements. The early start allows us to reach more customers while reducing our environmental impact by digging on frozen ground and minimalizing disruptions to the local ecosystem.

CVT is preparing for a season of an unprecedented number of new Fiber-to-the-Home builds, bringing fiber internet to over 1300 new households and businesses! Construction completed this year will allow for in-home installations next summer. Customers will be contacted when installations become available in their area.

Expect to see Copper Valley Telecom contractors and employees alongside the road system, as well as on property within the utility easement while building fiber in your area. Check the list below to see which advancements are headed your way in the coming months.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the appropriate project lead below, or use the form at the bottom of this page.

Valdez and Glennallen Area Project Lead
Senior Manager of Telecom Operations
Bob Cyr — 907.259.1220 — rcyr@cvtc.org
Wireless Project Lead
Director of Wireless Operations
Chris Mishmash — 907.835.7700 — cmishmash@cvtc.org
Construction Emergency Contact
Chief Operations Officer
Chris Summerall — 907.259.5987 — csummerall@cvtc.org

Fiber-to-the-Home Construction

  • Valdez Mobile Home Park – Beginning in May
  • Zook Subdivision
  • Airport Area

More information coming soon.

  • Clearing and digging along Glenn Highway from approximately miles 166-188. Beginning in March.

Fiber-to-the-Home Construction

  • Glennallen Proper – Beginning in May
  • Sourdough Lodge Area
  • Gulkana Village
  • Gakona Area
  • Mentasta Village
  • Tazlina River to Klutina
  • Klutina River to Grizzly
  • Chitina Area
  • Serendipity Area

More information coming soon.

Copper Valley Telecom has eight new cell sites planned for 2021.

  • Paxson
  • Sourdough Creek
  • Gulkana Airport
  • Midway
  • Mendeltna
  • Chitina Airport
  • Rendezvous
  • Tsaina Mountain

Plans for 2022 include

  • More Thompson Pass coverage
  • Expanded coverage between Sourdough Creek and Paxson
  • Filing gaps along Richardson Highways south of Willow Mountain

Dates are subject to change due to weather or COVID-19 restrictions.

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