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Router Issues Disrupt Broadband Service in Pahrump

PAHRUMP, Nev. (Jan. 27, 2017) – A broadband outage affected approximately 2,000 members and customers of Valley Communications Association for several hours Thursday afternoon. 

The outage was caused by technical issues with head-end routers at VCA headquarters, which disrupted signals to several towers in Pahrump. The outage began at 1:40 p.m., and all customers were back online by 5:30 p.m.

Among those affected were Desert View Hospital and Nye County School District.

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.



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