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Twin Valley Receives Economic Development Award for Fiber Network Build

March 28, 2023

Local company awarded for bringing state-of-the-art fiber network with 2 Gbps symmetrical speeds to Junction City’s 22,000 residents

Local internet provider Twin Valley recently received the Eldon L. Hoyle Award for their Economic Development contributions at the Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards Showcase. Such recognition demonstrates the company’s genuine support of the communities they serve by providing cutting-edge technology that improves quality of life in communities across the state of Kansas.

Eldon L. Hoyle, for whom the award is named, passed away in 2011 but left a remarkable legacy in his hometown of Junction City. Hoyle believed strongly in his community and held numerous elected and volunteer positions over the years. An exemplary leader in both his community and the economic development field, the award honors his many contributions to Junction City. Daughter Shelley Hoyle Kite presented the award, accepted by Twin Valley’s Chief Customer Officer Eric Tabor.

“We are honored to receive this award and be recognized in such an incredible community so dedicated to keeping the Junction City economy moving forward,” said Tabor. “Thank you to our many local partners and the Chamber of Commerce for the leadership, engagement and support that has been a pillar of our success here.”

The company is investing more than $20 million into the community to provide fiber internet service to Junction City businesses and residents. This infrastructure improvement is essential to accelerating community revitalization, as it enables the community to attract and retain businesses, families, and talent in the area. It sets the stage for exponential growth, expanding remote work opportunities, fostering innovation, and fueling new business formation. Construction has an immediate and ongoing economic impact, as it brings dozens of workers into Junction City on a daily basis.

For Twin Valley, community support goes beyond the infrastructure investment. Residents who qualify for the federal Affordable Connectivity Program can get internet service completely free of charge, with a $30 ACP benefit in combination with Twin Valley’s supplemental financial assistance program. Reliable internet access is a necessity for the modern household’s quality of life. Programs of this kind are a testament to the company’s pledge of providing customers with the most reliable network at the best value, all while creating real opportunities for generational change.

Residential installations are underway, with new neighborhoods to be turned up this spring. Residents can influence the order in which areas are built by signing up for service. Twin Valley offers simple pricing, and no contract is required for residential service. Plans start at under $50 for 300 Mbps symmetrical, with upgraded packages providing up to 2 Gbps symmetrical.

An interactive map and all up-to-date information is available at twinvalley.net/jcfiber. For new service inquiries in Junction City, there is also a dedicated phone line available at 888.961.6144. Information about financial assistance programs is available at twinvalley.net/assistance.