Copper Valley Telecom Announces Local Projects

Copper Valley Telecom has continued to prepare for a busy construction season bringing Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) and Wireless enhancem...






Copper Valley Telecom has continued to prepare for a busy construction season bringing Fiber-To-The-Home (FTTH) and Wireless enhancements.

Glennallen & the Copper River Basin Area
Tazlina to Copperville, north to the Hub in Glennallen: FTTH groundwork

Silver Springs: FTTH - A CVT employee will call customers to schedule fiber installs.
Copper Center: FTTH project
Kluti-Kaah: A CVT employee will call customers to schedule fiber installs.
Glennallen CVT Office to Crossroads Medical Center: In July, CVT will make upgrades to buried fiber-optic lines throughout this area.
Edgerton to Serendipity (36 Miles): CVT will be clearing trees and working in the right-of-way from the intersection of the Richardson (mile 83) and Edgerton Highways, south to Serendipity.
115 to 148 Richardson Highway: CVT will work with the State of Alaska to relocate any cables that may be in their way, as they work on relocating culverts. 

The following projects are centered around LTE (Long-Term Evolution) cell sites to various locations throughout CVT service areas, increasing connections and coverage for wireless phone users:
Tangle Lakes Microwave Project: This project starts in late fall. It includes building a new cell tower in Paxson and the installation of a system that will eventually provide LTE service to customers on a portion of the Denali Highway (spring of 2021)
Paxson LTE site: Creation of LTE site. The estimated completion is late 2020
Aurora LTE site: Estimated completion is late 2020
Gulkana, Copper Center, Kenny Lake area, Valdez Airport, will receive an additional LTE cell site
South Harbor Drive LTE site:
This project will increase cellular connection for downtown Valdez and any cruise ships that may come in. The estimated completion is summer 2020
Prince William Sound Microwave upgrades: Estimated completion by the end of 2020.
McCarthy: Creation of a new sector on the CVT tower, boosting speeds by optimizing the tower in McCarthy. The estimated completion is summer 2020
Cell sites in McCarthy, Valdez, and Cordova: CVT is adding AWS frequencies to these sites; This new spectrum will increase data speeds for customers in these areas. Completion summer/fall
Network-wide integration of VoLTE (Voice over LTE): This allows CVT to increase the quality of our voice service, as we transition to upgraded equipment. This project is estimated to be done by the end of 2020.

The projects are scheduled for completion in the summer/fall of 2020 unless otherwise noted.  Dates are subject to change because of weather or due to safety measures around COVID-19. It is our goal to complete all the projects in 2020. 

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