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Broadband Maintenance Scheduled for Early June
Early morning maintenance to last approximately 30-90 minutes
PAHRUMP, Nev. (May 25, 2017) – Valley Communications Association will conduct a scheduled software upgrade in early June on our wireless network. Members can anticipate the scheduled maintenance to last approximately 30 to 90 minutes between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.
Broadband customers in North Pahrump – near West Basin Avenue and South Blagg Road – will be affected on June 2. Customers in southeast Pahrump (Artesia and Mountain Falls) will be affected the following week, likely on June 8.
Though the upgrades are scheduled at different times and dates, broadband customers should only experience one brief outage, said Nate Johnson, Interim Executive VP- Broadband and IT Communications.
The network improvements will allow VCA to deliver Internet television service (IPTV) and other digital services. The TV service is expected to be available to current broadband customers by mid-summer.
"By performing these important upgrades during the early morning hours, we hope that the fewest number of customers will be inconvenienced," said Johnson. "The upgrades will provide VCA customers with options when shopping for cable or satellite services from a trusted local source, Valley Electric Association, which is member owned."
About Valley Communications Association, Inc.
Valley Communications Association, Inc., (VCA), is a wholly owned subsidiary of Valley Electric Association, Inc., (VEA) a nonprofit electric utility headquartered in Pahrump, Nev. Much like VEA did 52 years ago, VCA is bringing critical infrastructure – fiber-optic and wireless broadband – to the communities in its vast 6,800-square-mile service area along the Nevada-California border that were under served by commercial communications providers. VCA is a partner in the long-haul fiber-optic network between Las Vegas and Reno and will expand into VoIP, IPTV, SmartHome and I.T. services in 2017. Long term, VCA’s goal is to expand modern broadband to rural communities of Nevada. For more information about VEA, please visit www.vea.coop.