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Video on Demand comes to VCA

June 14, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact Vernon Hee 775-727-2232 vhee@vea.coop Video on Demand comes to VCA   Pahrump, NV (June 14, 2018)—Valley Communications Association announced this week that Video on Demand Services will be available on the VCA/VEA digital TV service, starting Monday, June 18. VCA EVP of Broadband Business Ken Johnson said the new service allows […]

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Sandy Valley Warehouse Serves Broadband Customers

June 14, 2018

Sandy Valley Warehouse Serves Broadband Customers Broadband service began earlier this year in Sandy Valley Photo by Jeff Scheid By Vern Hee SANDY VALLEY, Nev. – Valley Communications Association has provided high-speed broadband services to Sandy Valley for several months now, and since the beginning Sandy Valley members have flooded the Cooperative with calls about […]

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Valley Electric Association Board Elects New President

June 14, 2018

Valley Electric Association Board Elects New President Kenneth Derschan  The Valley Electric Association Board of Directors has elected a new Board President, Kenneth “Ken” Derschan, who represents Sandy Valley, District 5. Ken replaces John Maurer of Fish Lake Valley District 4, who held the position for the past six years. In accordance with the VEA […]

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Ambassadors Recognized for Successful Year

June 14, 2018

Ambassadors Recognized for Successful Year Jeff Scheid photos By Vern Hee Nearly 120 Valley Electric Association Ambassadors gathered to celebrate the end of the year at the Second Quarter Ambassador meeting on June 7 at the Valley Conference Center. During the meeting, VEA recognized Ambassador accomplishments during the 2017-18 year. “The primary goals this year […]

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From Connected Cows to a Bear that Deploys Broadband — How Connectivity Brings Opportunity to Rural Communities

April 23, 2018

From Connected Cows to a Bear that Deploys Broadband — How Connectivity Brings Opportunity to Rural Communities Nye County, Nevada covers a vast and rural part of the Silver State. It is the third largest county by area in the U.S., and its geography is marked by arid desert, rugged mountains, and plenty of sagebrush. It averages […]

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FCC Commissioner Carr visits rural towns in VEA’s service area

April 10, 2018

FCC Commissioner Carr visits rural towns in VEA’s service area By Vern Hee Federal Communications Commissioner Brendan Carr brought national attention to Southern Nevada April 9, during visits to Beatty, Amargosa Valley, Pahrump and Mountain Springs to get an update on the progress of high-speed broadband in Valley Electric Association Territory. Bringing high-speed broadband to […]

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Planned maintenance for digital TV

April 5, 2018

Planned Maintenance for Digital TV Scheduled maintenance will be conducted on fiber-optic cabling that carries the Valley Communications Association’s digital TV services. This maintenance will occur from midnight to 5 a.m., Wednesday, April 11. The planned maintenance will affect approximately two-thirds of the channels. During the maintenance, these channels maybe be temporarily unavailable. Most channels […]

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The Communications Landscape: Connectivity in Nevada

March 2, 2018

March 1, 2018 Nevada Business Magazine The Communications Landscape: Connectivity in Nevada https://www.nevadabusiness.com/2018/03/the-communications-landscape-connectivity-in-nevada/   Connectivity Shortfalls By Doresa Banning While businesses in Nevada’s metropolises are demanding smart capabilities from their wireless communications devices, their counterparts in the state’s rural parts simply want and need broadband, or high-speed, Internet. A lot of cities in the Silver […]

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Pace of construction prompts contractors meeting at VCA

December 12, 2017

Pace of construction prompts contractors meeting at VCA New homes in Pahrump to be wired with fiber-optic PAHRUMP, Nev. (Dec. 3, 2017) – Robust new-home construction so far in 2017 has caused some excitement with Valley Communications Association. The Nye county Building Department said 309 new homes have been built in 2017 through November. Ken […]

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High Speed Broadband Comes to Beatty

September 27, 2017

High Speed Broadband Comes to Beatty First all-fiber community in Nevada after buildout Just a few weeks ago, veteran school counselor Teresa Sullivan was monitoring two classrooms full of freshmen and sophomores taking a Nye County-issued academic test at Beatty High School. Too many students were struggling — and it wasn’t because of the difficulty […]

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